Palomar College's Deajanae Harvey named to WBCA All-America Team; Hawkins, Cavness and Salloom named Honorable Mention

Dejanae Harvey (Jon Marley, CCCAA)
Dejanae Harvey (Jon Marley, CCCAA)

ATLANTA Alexia Dizeko of South Georgia Technical College is the 2023 WBCA Two-Year College Player of the Year and headlines the 2023 WBCA Two-Year College Coaches’ All-America team, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced this week.

Palomar College's Dejanae Harvey, an All-State member and the Southern California Player of the Year for the CCCAA, was named to the All-America squad. Monique Cavness (Las Positas College), Ashley Hawkins (Cypress College) and Lulu Salloom (College of the Canyons) were named Honorable Mention.

The WBCA presents the Player of the Year award annually to the top player in five of the six WBCA membership divisions (NCAA Divisions II, and III, NAIA, two-year college and high school). The Player of the Year and the 10-member Coaches’ All-America team in each division are selected by a committee of WBCA member coaches in that division. The Wade Trophy is presented to the best player in NCAA Division I.

"The WBCA is pleased to name Alexia Dizeko as the 2023 WBCA Two-Year College Player of the Year,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. “She is most deserving of this distinguished honor. The WBCA applauds Alexia for her hard work, dedication and contributions to the game during the 2022-23 season.”

Here are the 2023 WBCA Two-Year College Coaches’ All-Americans:



Princess Anderson

Pratt Community College

Alexia Dizeko

South Georgia Technical College

Fanta Gassama

South Georgia Technical College

Deajanae Harvey

Palomar College

Waiata Jennings

Collin College

Tasia Jordan

Kirkwood Community College

Marie Kenembeni

Angelina College

Emily Strachan

Central Maine Community College

Shaulana Wagner

Wabash Valley College

Sakyia White

Jones College

“We congratulate remaining members of the 2023 WBCA Two-Year College Coaches’ All-America team as well,” said Donehew. “These young women have worked to elevate their teams and themselves to an elite level of competition. Through their exceptional talents on the basketball court, they have also lifted the women’s game.”

Here are the student-athletes who received 2023 WBCA Two-Year College Coaches’ All-America honorable mention:




Alyssa Berry

Hill College

En'Dya Buford

Jones College

Monique Cavness

Las Positas College

Mackenzie Hart

Johnson County Community College

Ashley Hawkins

Cypress College

Olivia Hayenga

Minnesota West Community & Technical College

Nyla Inmon

Kilgore College

Kaila Kelley

Trinity Valley Community College

Luana Leite

South Georgia Technical College

Ma'Kaila Lewis

Kilgore College

Destinee McDowell

Trinity Valley Community College

LuLu Salloom

College of the Canyons

Meloney Thames

Jones College

Alyssia Thorne

Kilgore College

Delma Zita

New Mexico Junior College

About the WBCA
Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women's and girls' basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to the organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit for more details about the association.