Ventura College redshirt freshman Cece Quintino has been named an Honorable Mention All-American by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. The 5-foot-8 guard from Liberty High School in Las Vegas leads the Prates in scoring at 16.8 points per game and assists with 3.7 dimes per contest. She is also second in rebounding with 5.6 boards per game. Cece becomes the 12th player in program history to earn All-American recognition.
The WBCA honored 10 players from around the country as first team All-Americans while another 16 received Honorable Mention accolades. The selections were made by a committee of community college coaches representing each region of the country.
Quintino transferred to VC from UC Santa Barbara, where she played in eight games before a shoulder injury sidelined her for the season. She received a medical redshirt to regain her freshman season of eligibility.
Cece also earned second team All-State honors announced by the California Community College Women's Basketball Coaches Association, and was a first team All-Western State Conference selection.
About the WBCA
Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women's and girls' basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to the organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit www.WBCA.org for more details about the Association.