Double Duty: AC’S Walker Earns NJCAA, WBCA All-American Honors

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Angelina College’s Amyria Walker had herself quite the year in 2023-2024.

The sophomore from Burleson, Texas led all of Region XIV women’s basketball in scoring by dropping 19.8 points per game. She was also first in the league with total points (635 total, with 314 occurring during conference play) and free throws, converting 134 of 189 attempts.

Her efforts earned plenty of notice: Walker was named Region XIV’s Most Valuable Player, and this past week she picked up a couple of national honors.

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) named Walker to its 1st Team All-American list. Days later, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) followed suit, placing Walker on its list as well.

For departing Angelina College head coach Byron Coleman, Walker’s All-American status marked the fifth straight year a Coleman protégé earned an All-American honor.

Walker’s consistency was remarkable throughout the season. She reached double figures in scoring in all but three games, topping the 20-point plateau 19 times and the 30-point mark a total of three times. Walker converted more than 70 percent of her free throws while dishing out nearly three assists per game.

Walker is a product of Burleson Centennial High School in Burleson, Texas.

The email address for AC’s Sports Information Director is gstallard@angelina.edu

Gary Stallard
Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games. Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.

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