Lady Roadrunners Earn Postseason Honors

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Coleman Coach of the Year, Walker MVP

The Angelina College Lady Roadrunners in 2023-2024 put together a memorable season, capping the year by making history.

As a result of the team’s success, there were numerous individual honors awarded after the season.

AC head coach Byron Coleman earned the Region XIV Coach of the Year award, while Amyria Walker finished as the Region XIV Most Valuable Player. Walker, along with teammate Marie Kenembeni, also earned 1st Team All-Region honors. Jade Fry earned All-Conference honors, while Janay Quinn picked up Honorable Mention All-Conference honors.

Coleman, who won his 300th game for AC in 2023, has never missed the postseason in his time as the Lady Roadrunners’ head coach.

Walker, a sophomore from Burleson, TX, finished the season as the Region XIV scoring leader after averaging 19.8 points per game – good enough to place eighth in the nation in NJCAA Division I women’s basketball. She finished the season with 635 points – third best in AC program history – topping the league in that category as well.

Kenembeni, the sophomore from Cameroon (and a reigning All-American after the 2023 season), averaged 17.5 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. She was also second in the conference with blocked shots with 27.

Sophomore Fry, a native of Denison, TX, helped solidify the Lady ‘Runners’ post play by averaging 11.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. 

Quinn, a sophomore point guard from Miami, FL, was fourth in the league in overall assists with 136, leaving her with a 4.3 assists-per-game average. Defensively, Quinn led Region XIV in steals with 75 (2.3 steals per game).

The Lady Roadrunners went 22-10 overall and 13-3 in Region XIV conference play, finishing as regular-season co-champions for the first time in program history. AC went two games deep into the conference tournament before seeing its season come to an end.             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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