Jackson College women's basketball team signed two new players recently for the 2018-19 team, Cayla Mendez of Monroe, Mich. and Jada Mullinex of Bradenton, Fla.
Cayla Mendez is a 5-foot 4-inch guard who played for the Monroe High Trojans, graduating in 2016. In high school, she was named Most Valuable Defensive Player, and she graduated Top 100 and Summa Cum Laude with a 3.911 grade point average. Mendez previously attended Wayne County Community College. She chose Jackson College because she enjoyed getting to know the staff and the campus "automatically felt like home." "Cayla is a hard worker and I look forward to her leadership on our team," said Heather Brown, women's basketball coach.
Jada Mullinex is a 2018 graduation of Manatee High School in Bradenton, Fla. She is a 5-foot 8-inch guard who played for the Hurricanes. She chose Jackson College because of its history, academic program and staff, and because it's the coach's alma mater. "We are looking to have Jada make an immediate impact on our team," Brown said. "She has the desire to get better. We look forward to having her on our team."