Pima Community College sports

Pima’s Nakai Sets School Record With Ninth Player of Week Honor

Pima’s media relations department contributed to this report.

Pima Community College women’s basketball player Jacqulynn Nakai, a Flagstaff Coconino High School graduate, was selected the ACCAC Division II Player of the Week on Tuesday for a school-record ninth time in her career.

Her honor, for the week of Feb. 11-17, is her fifth this season.

Pima’s Jacqulynn Nakai is closing in on the school’s career scoring record (Pima photo)

Nakai, a sophomore guard, broke Sydni Stallworth’s record of eight selections as conference player of the week. Stallworth, a former Palo Verde star now at Alaska-Anchorage, achieved the feat two years ago.

Nakai is closing in on another significant Pima record. She has 1,181 points in her career and needs 14 points to break Tia Morrison’s record of 1,194 points.

The Aztecs return to the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium on Wednesday when they host Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m. The Aztecs hold a one-game lead for the No. 1 seed in the Region I, Division II tournament with three regular season games left.

The Aztecs (16-11, 12-7 ACCAC) went 1-1 last week winning at Mesa Community College but losing a close game at South Mountain Community College. Nakai averaged 30 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Nakai leads the ACCAC in averaging 24.1 points and 6.8 assists per game. She is also averaging 5.2 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game.

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