Jennifer Coleman Invited to Participate in Training Camp with Washington Mystics

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Three-time All-Patriot League honoree and 2022 Honorable Mention AP All-American Jennifer Coleman was extended an invitation late Monday to begin a preseason training camp stint with the Washington Mystics of the WNBA.
 
“We are truly excited for Jenn to have this opportunity to showcase her skills on one of the greatest stages,” remarked head coach Tim Taylor. “This opportunity with the Mystics is a culmination of all of the hard work, time and effort that Jenn has put in to improve herself, both on and off the court. We are all so proud of her. I know she will represent the United States Naval Academy and Navy Women’s Basketball extremely well. We are all so appreciative of the administration here at the Naval Academy for their efforts in giving Jenn this chance.”
 
The first Division I All-American in the history of Navy women’s basketball, Coleman rounded out her career by averaging 22.2 points, 10.7 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.8 steals over 38.0 minutes of action per game in 2021-22. She set single-season program records for points in a season (689), total rebounds (333), defensive rebounds (269) and minutes played (1,178). Those marks, in addition to 21 double-doubles all ranked in the top-25 nationally this season.
 
Recognized on the 2021-22 Mid-Major Player of the Year Midseason Watch List, Coleman came through in the clutch throughout her senior season for the Mids as she averaged 25.8 points and 10.0 rebounds and appeared in 199 out of a possible 200 minutes in two nationally-televised games versus Army and three more Patriot League Tournament games. Thriving in those big moments, Coleman had a hand in Lindsay Llewellyn’s game-winning basket with four seconds remaining versus Army on Jan. 22 before banking home a fadeaway three-pointer at the buzzer to upset the top-seeded Holy Cross Crusaders in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament on March 7 in a play that was plastered across the country as Number 2 on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top-10 Plays of Day.
 
All-time, Coleman left her mark on the program record books with 1,368 points, 726 rebounds, 313 assists and 185 steals over 2,661 minutes of action in 84 career games. She ranks top-six all-time, in points per game (16.3, third), rebounds per game (8.6, third), steals per game (2.2, fifth), assists per game (3.7, sixth) and minutes per game (31.7, sixth).
 
The Mystics’ preseason starts this weekend and includes exhibition games against the Atlanta Dream (Sun., April 24) and Minnesota Lynx (Wed., April 27). Washington’s 25th season competing in the premier league for women’s basketball in the United States begins on Friday, May 6 with a home game against the Indiana Fever. The Mystics won their first WNBA Championship in 2019 and are currently led by head coach Mike Thibault. Elena Delle Donne, Ariel Atkins and Myisha Hines-Allen all return this season after averaging over 12.0 points a game for Washington in 2021.
 

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