Former Arkansas Tech women's basketball player Jenny Vining, who helped the Golden Suns win back-to-back NCAA Division II South Region championships in 2010 and 2011, has been nominated for the inaugural Arkansas Star of Tomorrow Award from the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.
Vining (photographed) is among 10 nominees for the award, which is sponsored by Crain Automotive Group. The winner of the inaugural Arkansas Star of Tomorrow Award will be announced during the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet in North Little Rock on Feb. 3.
Votes from the general public will constitute 25 percent of the balloting for the award. Dues-paying members of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, members of the media and Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame inductees will also vote for the award.
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Vining scored 1,090 points in two seasons as a member of the Arkansas Tech women's basketball team. She is one of 26 Golden Suns to score 1,000 or more points in a career.
A product of Marshall, Ark., Vining ranks third in Arkansas Tech women's basketball history in career 3-pointers made (219). Her 117 3-pointers in 2009-10 are the most by a Golden Sun in a single season.
Arkansas Tech was 61-6 overall with two Gulf South Conference West Division titles and two GSC Tournament championships during Vining's career. The Golden Suns hosted and won the NCAA Division II Tournament South Regional in 2010 and 2011.
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