Shanice Miles Receives Award

Photo by Eric Alanko
Photo by Eric Alanko

McGAHEYSVILLE, VA - Mary Baldwin College Senior Shanice Miles received the Joy Kingsley-Ibeh Collegiate Female Student Athlete Award from The Shenandoah Valley Hit newspaper Sunday afternoon for her outstanding basketball career at Mary Baldwin College.

Miles finishes her three-year career scoring 1026 points placing her 10th on the Fighting Squirrels all-time leading scorers.  She leads Mary Baldwin in Free Throw percentage finishing her career making 80% from the charity stripe.  Miles is also 8th on Mary Baldwin's career Three Point Shooting Percentage shooting just shy of 30% from behind the arc.  

When asked about the honor, Miles said, "I'm honored to receive the Joy Kingsley-Ibeh Collegiate Female Student Athlete of the Year Award.  I have had a great experience playing college basketball and I will always remember that no matter what you go through in life, good or bad, strive for excellence and never give up.  I would like to thank God, my parents, family, coaches throughout the years, and friends for supporting me through everything.  I always live by the saying, 'May the work I  have done, speak for me.'"

This Female Student Athlete Award is dedicated in the honor of Joy Kingsley-Ibeh of Lagos, Nigeria. She is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite High School in Harrisonburg, Virginia and George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, where she received a BA in Communications Degree in 1996. She participated on the girls volleyball team and basketball teams where she set numerous school records. At George Mason she was a member of the volleyball team and was named CAA Player of the Year in 1997 and CAA MVP in 1997. Joy was team captain at George Mason from 95-97. She played Professional volleyball in Holland for a top level team Bonduelle VVC/Vught.

Kingsley-Ibeh picked up CAA Player of the Year and tournament MVP honors in 1996, as she concluded her career with a fourth-straight conference title. She was a three-time All-Region and All-CAA selection, and ranks third in career kills (1,704) and fifth in career digs (1,098) at Mason. The Harrisonburg native also earned All-State recognition three times in her career.