Cal Poly’s Colson named best in the West

Cal Poly Pomona senior guard Reyana Colson has added yet another award to her gorwing tally.

The 5-foot-6 dynamo has been named NCAA Division II West Region Player of the Year. That comes on the heels of her selection as CCAA Player of the Year last week.

The native of Compton ranks second nationally in scoring at 21.4 points per game. She is also averaging 6.4 rebounds, 4.7 assist and 2.8 steals. She is the only player at the Division II level to rank within the top 50 nationally in points, assists and steals.

Colson has collected four double-double performances to raise her career total to 20. She ranks fourth all-time in scoring at Cal Poly with 1,849 points.

Four of the five players named to the first and team and eight of 10 overall will be competing in the NCAA Division II West regional tournament at Cal Poly Pomona this week.

Second team selections included Broncos junior Megan Ford as well as Cal State San Bernardino senior point guard Eisha Sheppard.

Ford, named Most Valuable Player at last week’s CCAA Tournament, is averaging 13.2 points and a team-high 7.4 rebounds. She ranks seventh in the conference in scoring and fourth in rebounding.

Sheppard, a former standout at San Bernardino Valley College, is averaging 15 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists.

Players selected to the region first team are now eligible for national honors which will be announced March 22.