McLennan Community  College women's basketball player Velma Mitchell has been named the women's junior college Player of the Year by the Texas Basketball Coaches Association. 

Mitchell, a freshman from Rockdale, averaged 17 points per game to lead the Highlassies and the conference.

She earned the North Texas Junior College Athletics Conference (NTJCAC) Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year honors. 

Mitchell was also a first-team all-conference and an all-region selection.

She was named a 2017 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Junior/Community College Coaches' All-American and an NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American.

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