Rochester, MN - Nautika Kotero, from Rochester Community & Technical College was announced as Honorable Mention All-American today. Kotero was part of the Yellowjacket squad which won the NJCAA Region XIIIA championship and booked their ticket to the NJCAA National Championship tournament in Rockford, Illinois, hosted by Rock Valley College. Kotero started all 28 contests this year, and helped run the floor at both ends of the court for Rochester. The sophomore guard from Wabasha-Kellogg High School had 69 steals on the season defensively, while dishing out 157 assists to her teammates. Kotero also got in on the scoring actions for RCTC, shooting 42.4% from the field and averaging 15.8 points per game. She was reliable from the foul line, hitting 74.4% of her free throws and hauling in 5.4 rebounds a game. Rochester finished the season with 23-9 overall record and 12-3 Conference ledger.
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Kotero ranked in the Top Ten in multiple categories in the MCAC:
No. 2 in Assists
No. 3 in 3pt %
No. 4 in Steals
No. 7 in FT %
No. 10 in Points