Former Miles Community College Women's Basketball player Nikeisha Jack, now known as Nikeisha Riley, has been named as a 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee. Jack was the all-time leading scorer at MCC for almost two decades with a total of 940 points scored. Nikeisha was only recently surpassed by Patrycja Jaworska, who played at MCC from 2017-2019 and scored 1013 points over the two years.
Jack grew up in Trinidad and Tobago before being given a full ride basketball scholarship under Coach Lordeman. She felt she was given the opportunity of a lifetime by adjusting from her Caribbean culture to life in Miles City. "I was one of the chosen ones," she explained.
Coach Lordeman is still impressed with Nikeisha to this day, "She was one of the best players that I ever coached. She always gave her all and made everybody else around her better."
During her career at MCC, she formed a strong bond with her host family. Jerry and Peggy Stanley, along with their children, welcomed her with open arms. "Their kids (Donna Mae, Danny, and Dianna) were my brothers and sister, and that's how I was treated by them," she commented. "I will forever love the Stanley's!" She also grew close with Stevenson's; Todd, Terry, TJ, and Tiffany.
Jack was very thankful for her coaches during her time at MCC. "Coach Lordeman saw something in me," she said. "I cried when he contacted me with this amazing news."