AC’s Natasha Mack Earns NJCAA Division I Player of the Week Honor Former Lufkin Standout Averaging Double-Double for the Season


Angelina College freshman Natasha Mack had herself quite a three-game span for the Lady Roadrunner basketball team last week, and her efforts didn’t escape the notice of a national audience.

The National Junior College Athletic Association on Wednesday named Mack its Division I Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 6-12.

Mack, a former Lufkin standout and an ESPN Top 100 player following her senior season, averaged 16 points, 16 rebounds and six blocks per game over those three contests.

Not coincidentally, the Lady Roadrunners won all three games.

On Nov. 8 against McLennan College, Mack scored 13 points, grabbed 21 rebounds, blocked eight shots and doled out six assists in the Lady ‘Runners’ 80-71 win over the Highlassies.

In the Nov. 10 game at Collin County, Mack erupted for 25 points, 18 rebounds and eight blocks in AC’s 69-60 win. She capped her week with a 10-point, eight-rebound and four-block performance in a 47-35 win at Ranger College.

For the season, Mack is averaging 18.8 points, 14 rebounds and 5.8 blocks per game.

Mack is the daughter of Bonnie and Anthony Mack.

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Gary Stallard
Gary Stallard
Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games.

Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.

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