JACKSON STATE ATHLETICS
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 2016 ADDITIONAL SIGNEES

July 20, 2016


The Jackson State women’s basketball team has added three additional signees to the 2016-17 roster.
 
 
Tahniya Sweatt, a 5’9 point guard from Pasadena, CA, helped lead Mt. San Antonio College to a 33‐1 overall record and the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship. She averaged 10.5 points 4.7 rebounds, and 5 assist per game. Sweatt is an All‐SCC First Team member and prepped at John Muir High School.
 
Quote from Jackson State Head Coach Surina Dixon
“Tahniya will be a great asset to the women’s basketball program with her ability to fill a void at the point guard position. She is a floor general who sees the court and distributes the basketball in a timely manner. She is a great scorer who loves to get her teammates involved. Sweatt is winner on the court and in the classroom as well where she boasts a 3.0 GPA. She will be joining her former Mt. San Antonio College California State Championship teammate Jon Nae Vermillion here at JSU. I am beyond excited about the future of JSU Women’s Basketball”
 
Oshaela Gray , a 5’6 guard from Los Angeles (Hamilton High), led the Santa Monica College Women's Basketball team in scoring and assists this past season earning the 2016 Team MVP Award, SMC Athlete of the Year Award, and numerous All-Tournament trophies. She also received All-Western State First team in the 2014 and 2015. During her time at SMC, Gray averaged 16 points, four assists, and five rebounds per game.

Quote from Jackson State Head Coach Surina Dixon
"Oshaela has everything that I look for in a student athlete, and signing her has created even more excitement for our upcoming season.  Osheala has a great attitude toward life and future endeavors, exceptional athleticism, court awareness, scoring ability, leadership, and the uncanning ability to get her teammates involved in the game. Oshaela Gray leaves SMC as one of the most decorated and successful women's basketball players ever.

Sumer Williams, a 5’9 shooting guard, was the driving forces behind North Caddo. She averaged 16 points per game and 11 rebounds per game. Sumer has some outstanding credentials, which include 1st Team All-State (2015 & 2016), 2nd Team All-State (2014), 1st Team All-City (2016), 2nd Team All City (2015), and 1stTeam All-District (2013-2016). Williams averages 19.5 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 steals per game.
 
Quote from Head Coach Surina Dixon
“Sumer is a tremendous athlete who gets it done on the court and in the classroom with a 3.25 GPA. She is a winner and I am looking forward to her making an immediate impact on the Lady Tigers’ Basketball Program. She has the ability to score inside and outside along with her strong rebounding skills. I am so excited that Sumer chose to join us.’