ROCKINGHAM — Starting the winter sports season, junior basketball player Jamyia Lindsey has been named the Official Richmond County Female Student-Athlete of the Week presented by Rockingham NC Self Storage.
Returning to the court in full force following a knee injury that caused her to miss most of last season, Lindsey has been the motor for Richmond in three games this season.
The Lady Raiders have started the season 1-2, and as the team’s leading scorer, Lindsey secured her fifth career recognition.
Winter Sport: Basketball
Position: Point Guard
Varsity Experience: 3 Seasons
CLASSROOM CREDITS WITH JAMYIA LINDSEY
Lindsey not only puts in a tremendous effort on the court, but also in the classroom. This year she began taking dual-enrollment classes at Richmond Senior and Richmond Community College.
This semester, Lindsey is taking three college courses at RichmondCC — English 111, Spanish 111 and Math 171. At the high school, she’s taking English III Honors and AP U.S. Government and Politics.
During the first nine-week period, Lindsey had four As and one B to make the honor roll. She also boasts a 4.3 GPA and is a member of the National Beta Club and Raider Diamond Club.
“My favorite class this semester is AP Gov because it’s a class full of a lot of really good conversations,” Lindsey shared. “I’m able to relate a lot of what’s going on in the world today and Mrs. (Suzanne) Hudson is a good teacher.
“The key to balancing school and basketball is knowing I have to do it right in the classroom first,” she added. “If I don’t do that, I can’t play. My classes are calm and that makes it easier to do well in the classroom, which allows me to play better.”
“LEADING THE WAY” WITH JAMYIA LINDSEY
Richmond started its season with a 72-37 victory over Red Springs High School before dropping games to Grace Christian School and Myers Park High School.
In all three games, Lindsey was the team’s leading scorer. Pacing the victory over the Lady Red Devils, Lindsey netted a game-high 25 points and added five rebounds, three assists and a season-high seven steals.
Facing the two-time reigning state champion Grace Christian Lady Crusaders, Lindsey scored a team-high 11 points with two boards, four assists and two steals.
She closed out her first week of action with 18 points against the Lady Mustangs. With two steals, Lindsey also recorded five rebounds and five assists.
Through the first three games of the season, Lindsey leads Richmond in scoring with 18.0 points per game. Across the stat sheet, she’s averaging 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.7 steals per four quarters.
From the field, Lindsey is shooting 32% and she’s knocked down 20% of her three-pointer attempts. At the line, Lindsey has connected on 65% of her foul shots.
The Lady Raiders will host Fairmont High School (3-0) on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Jamyia Lindsey (23) drives the lane for two points in a win over Red Springs High School. (Kyle Pillar/The Richmond Observer)
RAPID RESPONSE VIDEO WITH JAMYIA LINDSEY
Lindsey shares the keys to her early success, Richmond’s two upcoming games this week and explains what being a student-athlete means to her.
The Richmond Observer will publish its Official Richmond County Male Student-Athlete of the Week soon.