Purdue Calumet’s Jada Buggs Named an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: March 19, 2015

PUC-PeregrinsPurdue University Calumet junior Jada Buggs was named a 2014-15 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Honorable Mention All-American, as announced by the organization Wednesday evening.

Buggs, a 6-foot forward from Elkhart, Ind. (Elkhart Memorial), marks the third-straight All-American for the Peregrines’ women’s basketball team, after former players Brooklyn Short and Alex Starr earned the honor in 2012-13 and 2013-14, respectively.

In her first season in a Peregrine uniform, Buggs led the way for the Peregrines with her first All-Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference first team selection. Buggs, a transfer from Northern Illinois, led Purdue Calumet in scoring (17.4 ppg) and was second on the team in rebounding (6.9 rpg). She shot 50.7 percent from the field for the season, which included 434 points, 172 rebounds, and 91 assists (3.1 apg), which also ranked second on the squad.

In conference play only, Buggs finished third among the league’s top scorers at 19.9 points per game. She was selected as the CCAC’s Player of the Week during Week 4 , when she averaged 19.5 points and 12.5 rebounds in two wins over Olivet Nazarene and Wilberforce, which included a career-high 29-point, 20-rebound performance against ONU.

Buggs was one of eight NAIA All-American selections from the CCAC.

The Peregrines finished the 2014-15 campaign with a 21-8 record and a CCAC South Division regular-season title, capturing the program’s fourth-straight 20-win season under the direction of eighth-year Head Coach Tom Megyesi.

For a complete list of the NAIA All-American honorees: http://www.naia.org/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27900&ATCLID=209969292