Coley leads the nation for second-straight year

Coley averaged 24 points and seven rebounds per game this season

For the second consecutive year, former FIU superstar Jerica Coley was officially recognized as the nation’s leading scorer by the NCAA.

The three-time All-American received her recognition Wednesday from the NCAA, after averaging 29.5 points per game during the 2013-14 season.

The achievement is the second-straight year for the St. Petersburg native. Coley received the honor last season after averaging 26.3 points per game.

During her senior year, Coley reached double figures in all 33 games, 29 of which she scored 20 or more points. She also finished her career on a 63-game streak of scoring in double figures, going back to the third game of her junior year.

Twice Coley scored a career-high and school-record 47 points, as well as going for 40 plus points in two games. She was also the only player in Conference USA to go over 900 points, and her 972 points was the third-most in a single season in NCAA history.

Coley finished her career as the school leader in scoring with 3,107 points, ranked fifth on the NCAA all-time scoring list. She is just one of 10 players to reach the 3,000-point mark, alongside Cheryl Miller, Maya More and Brittney Griner.

Being named C-USA Player of the week twice, Coley also leads FIU in 10 statistical categories, including scoring (29.5 ppg), field goal percentage (42.5), field goals made (345), three-point field goals made (51), free-throw percentage (.822), free-throws made (231), assists (3.9 apg), steals (1.8 spg), blocked shots (1.3 bpg) and minutes played (38.7 mpg).

Coley accounted for 42.6 percent of FIU’s offense and 37.1 percent for her career. To add to her already full resume, she was also named the First-Team WBCA All-Region, All-Conference, C-USA All-Academic, Third-Team Capital One All-American, Third-Team CSM High Major and a Senior CLASS Award Finalist.

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Patrick Chalvire
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