When 6-foot-2 Andriana Moore took the floor for Wabash Valley College “people knew they had to stop her,” said Lady Warrior basketball coach Zach Loll.
The problem was “they couldn’t do it,” according to Loll.
After two years of putting up big numbers for the Lady Warriors, the rewards are now coming for Moore. She has been named to the NJCAA all-American team as a third-team selection.
“She has been a leader for us and has had a huge impact on our program,” Loll said of Moore, who is still being recruited by several Division I schools, including those in major conferences. “She leaves us with big shoes to fill.”
WVC finished 44-16 during her two-year stay.
Moore, from E. Chicago, Ind., averaged 18 points and 9.4 rebounds per game for the Lady Warriors, ending up scoring in double figures in all 60 games. She recorded 16 double-doubles as well.
“Even in runaway games” when Moore didn’t play as many minutes, “she still got the numbers,” Loll said.
As a freshman last year, Moore made the juco all-American team as an Honorable Mention selection.
Moore was joined this year by two other Region 24 players on the third team: freshman Kierra Graves of Kaskaskia and Anya Kalenta, a 6-foot-3 sophomore from Vincennes.
Antania Hayes (6-foot-1 freshman) of Kennedy-King in Chicago was named to the second team.