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Four Finalists named for 2021 World Exposure Report NJCAA Div. 1 Sophomore of the Year

By World Exposure Report News Services, 04/12/21, 8:00AM CDT


The World Exposure Report  Awards Committee announced the finalists for the prestigious World Exposure NJCAA Division 1 Sophomore of the Year Award. 

The winner of the World Exposure NJCAA Sophomore of the Year Award will be announced Monday, April 19th during the NJCAA National Tournament. 

This year’s finalists are:




Chanaya Pinto


Northwest Florida State

Nia Daniel F

Gulf Coast State (FL)

Starr Jacobs F Temple
De'Myla Brown G Chipola

Chanaya Pinto- Northwest Florida State
Pinto has led the No. 1 ranked team to a 20-2 record.  She is averaging 14.4 ppg and 8.5 rpg. She has recorded nine double-doubles and has been named FCSAA Player of the Week twice. She had a season high 28 points on Feb. 23 vs. Gulf Coast. 

Nia Daniel-Gulf Coast 
Daniel averaged 23.2 points per game this season while shooting on 46.3 percent shooting from the field, 41.4 percent from the 3-point line, and 81 percent from the free throw line. She also led the Commodores in rebounding with 7.2 per contest. 

Starr Jacobs - Temple
Starr Jacobs finished 2nd in the nation for points per game (23.6), 17th for rebounds per game (10.6), and 11th in steals (69). Her career/season high came against Weatherford on March 27th with 40 points and 18 rebounds.

De'Myla Brown- Chipola
Brown finished this season has the No. 6 scorer in the nation with 20 ppg and 6th for 3pt  (66-180).