Basketball Makes Final Additions to '11-'12 Roster
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Throughout the summer, the Fighting Koalas added members to the basketball squad in preparation for the ’11-’12 season. The team is pleased to welcome Lauren Hearon, Angelique Green, Ikera Devouil, Jaymee Cruz, and Brittany Herron.
Hearon joins the team from nearby Richland Northeast High School
where she competed on the varsity level all for years. Head Coach
Maria Audas adds, “She brings exceptional speed and a sincere
desire to succeed in the classroom and on the court”. Hearon
was also named Fort Jackson’s Volunteer of the Year.
Green comes to Columbia College from Cane Bay High School in Summerville, South Carolina where she too competed on the varsity level all four years. Coach Audas commented on the addition of Green, “Angelique has competed against some of the low country’s best players and proved she has what it takes to not just compete but win. Her versatility on the court will be an asset immediately”.
Devouil transfers to Columbia College from Benedict College (Columbia, SC). Devouil is excited about Columbia College saying, “I look forward to excelling in the classroom and furthering my career on the court by building on my fundamentals”.
Cruz travels the farthest distance, arriving at Columbia College from the Pacific island of Guam. Cruz is excited about this new experience. Coach Audas added, “Jaymee brings a love for the game and a diverse array of skills that she is eager to build upon. Her focus and discipline are invaluable and will benefit her team tremendously”.
Herron joins The Fighting Koalas’ basketball program and was a four year varsity standout from W. King Academy in Saluda, South Carolina. “Brittany has been dominating high school athletics and looks forward to bringing that same success to the Fighting Koalas. Her toughness and understanding of the level of physicality required at this level will prepare her to enter competition a step ahead of her opponents” added Coach Maria Audas.
In commenting on the final members of the ’11-’12 roster, Coach Audas remarked, “We took some time to build this year’s roster, but we believe it will pay off. These ladies brings the focus, determination, and talent that are necessary to win.”
This young, but eager basketball team will have several weeks of pre-season training to get their feet wet before tipping-off their season in late October.