Bronco basketball players Jada Blackwell and Terrence Drisdom capped successful team seasons with individual accolades, each earning NCAA Division II All-American honors.
On the women’s side, Blackwell guided the Broncos to a 21-9 record as the team advanced to the West Region title game in Alaska. For the men, Drisdom lifted Cal Poly Pomona to a 24-7 mark as the Broncos advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Azusa.
Blackwell finished the regular season as the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.
This marks her second All-American accolade in as many years as a Bronco. She earned the honor last season after leading Cal Poly Pomona to the Elite Eight in Erie, Penn. Last season’s honor made her the 20th player in program history to receive such recognition.
During the Broncos’ eighth-consecutive playoff season, the senior led the CCAA with an average of 19.6 points per game. She also led the league in field goals made (212), total points (588) and points per 40 minutes (25.2). She finished fourth in the conference with a 37.5 shooting percentage from beyond the 3-point arc, fourth in free throws (131) and fourth in blocks (38).
With her stellar performance on the court, she earned the CCAA Player of the Week honor twice during the 2014-15 year.
Drisdom is the first men’s basketball student-athlete to collect the All-American accolade in two different seasons. Drisdom earned the same recognition at the end of the 2012-13 campaign.
A senior guard from Corona, Drisdom scored 1,201 points during his collegiate career to rank eighth all-time in program history. During his time at Cal Poly Pomona, the Broncos posted an overall record of 88-29.
This year, Drisdom was selected as the CCAA Player of the Year while also earning All-West Region First Team honors. Drisdom’s All-American First Team selection announced March 30 is from the National Association of Basketball Coaches while last week’s All-American Second Team recognition comes from the Basketball Times publication.
A two-time CCAA Player of the Week in 2014-15, Drisdom ranked second in the league in scoring average (16.5 points), first in minutes (995), first in field goals made (180), first in steals (80), first in free throws made (124), fourth in blocks (24) and fifth in total rebounds (189). He also helped the Broncos rank No. 2 nationally in defense for Division II.