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Six Finalists named for 2021 World Exposure Report NJCAA Div. 1 Freshman of the Year

By World Exposure Report News Services, 04/13/21, 8:00AM CDT


The World Exposure Report  Awards Committee announced the finalists for the prestigious World Exposure Report NJCAA Division 1 Freshman 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:




Last Tear- Poa


Northwest Florida State

Catarina Ferriera F

Eastern Arizona 

Debora Reis F South Plains
Patience Williams F Florida SouthWestern
Abawah Kowcun G North Dakota State College of Science
Rebekah Dallinger F Miles

Last- Tear Poa- Northwest Florida State
Last-Tear Poa landed on the First Team All-Panhandle Conference Team and was named to the FCSAA All-Tournament Team.  She is averaging 12.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg and 2.5 apg. She had a season high 30 points on March 13 vs. Chipola. 

Catarina Ferriera-Easter Arizona 
Ferriera, who is from Brazil, averaged 13.3 points per game this season while shooting 42 percent from the field and 35 percent from the 3-point line. She also was named Region 1 Player of the Week 3 times and was named ACCAC 1st Team, All-Region 1st Team, Freshman of the Year.

Debora Reis - South Plains  
Reis has recorded three 18 rebound performances this season.  She is 4th in the country for total rebounds (285) and 11th in total blocks (47). In addition, she is scoring 14 points per game.  

Patience Williams- Florida SouthWestern  
Williams has been named to the FCSAA All-State Team. She nearly averaged a double-double this season for the Bucs, averaging 13.2 points and 9.1 rebounds per game on the year. She scored in double figures 11 times and had five double-doubles, including a pair of 30 point performances, going for 32 against Palm Beach State and 31 against Indian River with 18 rebounds in each game. 


Abawah Kowcun- North Dakota State College of Science
The 5-10 shooting guard from Australia has had 6 30+ games this season. She is 2nd  in the nation for total points (534), 3rd in points per game (23.2), and 1st in the country for 3pt (95-231). 


Rebekah Dallinger- Miles  
Dallinger is leading the NJCAA in scoring and is 8th in total assists.  She finished the regular season averaging 25 ppg, 7 rpg, and 6 apg.