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Vincennes University’s Fess Hawkins makes shortlist for 2020 World Exposure NJCAA Div. I Sophomore of the Year Award

VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University women’s basketball player Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) has made the shortlist for the 2020 World Exposure NJCAA Div. I Sophomore of the Year Award. Fifteen made the final shortlist and Hawkins was one of only four forwards selected in the list.

Sophomore Hawkins impressed all during her 2020 season, leaving it as a surprise to no one when she would finish a game with a double-double. Hawkins had two separate games this season with 20 plus points and 20 plus rebounds. She dominated the NJCAA rebounding stats for the Trailblazers ranking No. 1 nationally in offensive rebounds with 220, No. 2 nationally in total rebounds with 465, and No. 3 nationally in rebounds per game with 14.5. On top of this, Hawkins also ranked 2nd nationally in FG% with 67.5%.

The World Exposure Report Awards Committee plans to announce their 2020 World Exposure NJCAA Div. I Sophomore of the Year on Wed. March, 18. The final shortlist can be found here.

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