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Published on February 27th, 2015 | by editor


Wright’s Tayja Dean Is Division II National Scoring Leader and Member of NJCAA Women’s Basketball All-Region IV First Team

Wright College's Tayja Dean was the leading scorer in the nation for the 2014-15 season (NCJAA Division II, Region IV)

Wright College’s Tayja Dean was the leading scorer in the nation for the 2014-15 season (NCJAA Division II, Region IV)

Wright College’s Tayja Dean recently earned NJCAA All-Region IV, Division II first-team accolades after a vote by the Region’s coaches.

Dean is the NJCAA Division II national scoring leader with a 27.4 points-per-game average. Her clips of 9.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game place her first on the team charts.

A double-digit scorer in all 28 regular-season games in 2014-15, Dean eclipsed the 20-point plateau 27 times. The 5-foot, 7-inch freshman guard, who had 10 or more rebounds in 14 games, authored 13 double-doubles and one triple-double. In the triple-double, Dean had career highs of 38 points and 11 assists in addition to grabbing 10 rebounds in Wright’s 83-62 victory against College of DuPage on February 14th.

Dean, the recipient of two Region IV, Division II “Player of the Week” awards, also had season bests of 18 rebounds and six steals for the Wright College Rams.

Dean, a graduate of Prosser High School, is earning an associate degree at Wright.

Dean joins fellow City Colleges of Chicago players Antania Hayes of Kennedy-King College and Destiny Davis of Richard J. Daley College in earning All-Region IV honors.

Congratulations to Tayja and all of the CCC Women’s Basketball honorees!

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