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NASHVILLE, TENN. – You could say Kayla Gordon is having a great year. Reaching milestones is nothing new for the Jacksonville University women's basketball senior forward; reaching milestones against a certain team from Nashville actually seems to be commonplace this season. With 14 rebounds last night in the Dolphins' 70-63 win at Lipscomb, she became Jacksonville's all-time leading rebounder in the program's 18-year history with 961.

"When I asked Kayla to leave Mississippi and come to Jacksonville, we spoke about her achieving milestones like this one," stated head coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin. "Kayla won't admit it, but she probably set out to achieve this goal and didn't mention it to a soul. We are extremely happy to have Kayla on our team, and I'm not sure she's done yet with reaching milestones here!"

Earlier this season, the Meridian, Miss. native broke through the 1,000-point threshold when the Bisons visited Swisher Gymnasium on Jan. 13. Jacksonville also came away victorious then, with a 70-49 decision.

Averaging 11.7 points per game and 9.5 rebounds per game, Gordon is poised to have her best season yet as a Dolphin. Gordon's ASUN Conference-leading numbers in rebounds (247) and rebounds per game (9.7) also rank 40th and 56th, respectively in the nation. Additionally, her 141 defensive rebounds rank tops in the league.

The 6-foot forward's contributions have not only set records, helped Jacksonville to a 19-7 record, and clinch a home game in the 2018 ASUN Tournament. Along with her efforts, the Dolphins have surged into the top 50 of the national statistical rankings: 13th in the nation with 16 offensive rebounds per game, 34th with a 6.8 rebound margin, 36th with 1,032 rebounds, and 47th with 41.28 rebounds per game.

Did we mention she also leads the program in defensive rebounds (539) and offensive rebounds (422)?  If we do a quick count, that's over 1,000 career points, seven all-time rankings at JU, and three program records.

So yes, you could say Kayla Gordon is having a great year.


Where She Ranks
Career:
1. 61 – Total Career Rebounds
1. 422 – Career Offensive Rebounds
1. 539 – Career Defensive Rebounds
2. 8.3 – Career Rebounding Average
4. 433 – Career Field Goals Made
4. .510 – Career Field Goal Percentage
4. 389 – Career Free Throws Attempted
6. 1,128 – Career Points
6. 261 – Career Free Throws Made
10. 849 – Career Field Goals Attempted

Single Season:
2. 117 – Offensive Rebounds – 2016-17
3. 107 – Offensive Rebounds – 2015-16
T-4. – Offensive Rebounds – 2017-18
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. 260 – Rebounds – 2016-17
5. 9.5 – Rebounding Average – 2017-18
5. .535 – Field Goal Percentage (122-226) – 2016-17
6. 247 – Rebounds – 2017-18
6. 8.7 – Rebound Average – 2016-17
7. 239 – Rebounds – 2015-16
7. 143 – Defensive Rebounds – 2016-17
8. 141 – Defensive Rebounds – 2017-18