Wooten named NJCAA third team all-American

Wooten named NJCAA third team all-American

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus State women's basketball scorer Destiny Wooten was selected on Wednesday afternoon as a 2017-18 NJCAA DIII third-team all-American after an impressive sophomore campaign with the Cougars. Wooten becomes only the second Cougar women's basketball player to earn NJCAA athletic all-American distinction, one year after all-time leading scorer, Carli Codner-Pinto, received the same honor.

Wooten, a 5'8 guard and a 2016 graduate of Eastmoor Academy, is a transfer who played her freshman season at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Penn.

Prior to her all-American award, Wooten's highest distinction was a national player of the week nod on Feb. 12, 2018. She also earned first team all-OCCAC and Region XII DIII Player of the Year recognition to go along with three conference player of the week selections.

The Columbus native, who played in 25 games this year, scored 20+ points in 14 of them, including her career-best 37 points vs. Lorain County on Feb. 14. She averaged a team best 20.0 points per game, which also ranks 20th in the nation, while averaging 4.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 2.8 steals per game. Furthermore, she managed to accumulate an impressive 501 points in a single season.

Columbus State finished the 2017-18 season with a 12-14 overall record and advanced to the district tournament after winning the Region XII title.

For a comprehensive list of Columbus State all-Americans, go to: http://cscccougars.com/information/All-Americans

The complete list of 2017-18 NJCAA DIII all-Americans in women's basketball: http://www.njcaa.org/sports/wbkb/2017-18/div3/all-americans/index