1/12/2012 (ALBANY) – The NJCAA Region XVII recognized Darton College Basketball’s Michelle Mitchell as Player of the Week recently.
The 5’9” freshman scored 25 points and had 11 rebounds Tuesday in a big win over rival-program Albany Technical College. She appeared simply to be too much for the Titans to handle on either end of the court.
“She is a tremendous athlete,” said Darton Head Women’s Basketball Coach Lea Henry. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with a lot of talented kids, but she is one of the fastest players I’ve had the pleasure to coach. I mean – on an open floor – it’s like she shoots out of a cannon.”
Henry said that Mitchell’s powerful work ethic and positive attitude carry over into her academic life at Darton as well. Mitchell earned an outstanding grade-point average in the fall semester.
Mitchell is a shooting guard who came to Darton after graduating Dodge County High School in Eastman. She chose to enroll at Darton for its fine academic reputation and to play for Coach Henry, she said.
“It’s a respectful position to have,” she said of her award. “I’ve been practicing hard and I want to carry my team as far as we can go.”
“Michelle is having a big freshman year for us,” Henry said. “She’s playing well in every category.”