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2 Lady Cards Named All-American

Three North Idaho College athletes were recently honored as National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Americans. Sophomore Tugce Canitez (pictured), a 6-2 forward/guard from Izmir, Turkey, was selected to the NJCAA All-American first team this year, after earning second team honors in 2010. She helped lead the Lady Cardinals to their first NJCAA national title in March. This season, she averaged 15.2 points and 9.8 rebounds was named to the All-Tournament team following the national tournament. Sophomore guard Kama Griffitts from Coeur d’Alene, also of this season's championship winning NIC women’s basketball team, earned NJCAA second team honors. Griffitts was named NJCAA national tournament Most Valuable Player and averaged 16.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and had 77 assists for the Cardinals/Stacy Hudson, NIC Press Room. More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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