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Patriot Women add Georgia State transfer

FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University women’s basketball coach Heather Macy has announced that 5-6 guard Monica Mann of Smyrna, Ga., is transferring from Georgia State University to FMU and will play for the Patriots this fall.

Mann played three seasons at Georgia State. This past year, she suffered a knee injury after five games and is applying for a medical redshirt status for that year – giving her two seasons to play at FMU.

Prior to her injury, she averaged 0.8 points and 2.6 assists per game. As a sophomore, she appeared in 29 games, making 15 starts, and averaged 4.3 points and 3.7 assists per game. She ranked fifth in the Colonial Athletic Association in assist/turnover ratio and ninth in assists.

Mann was a teammate of current FMU guard Eboni Fields for two years at Georgia State.

Mann was a three-year letterwinner for head coach Randy McClure at Campbell High School, where she compiled career averages of 16.8 points, 5.4 assists, and 4.6 steals per game. Mann’s cousin Sherrill Baker is a guard with the WNBA’s Indian Fever.

 “Monica has good experience and maturity that will assist in making the transition to FMU a smooth one,” Macy said.  “She has the skills to lead us in our transition attack and we are thrilled to have her coming to Francis Marion.”

Mann said, “Coming to FMU is a new start for me and a whole new beginning in my basketball career. I am very excited to get to work with coach Macy and her coaching staff.  I’m looking forward to the first day on campus, so we can get in the gym and get to work.”

Francis Marion concluded its most recent season with a 27-5 record, a No. 14 national ranking, the squad’s second consecutive Peach Belt Conference regular-season championship, and its second straight NCAA Tournament appearance.

Macy previously announced the signing of 5-8 guard Courtney Mealing of North Augusta and 5-7 guard Kristen Dickerson of Columbia.

#132/4-22-09

Last Published: May 5, 2009 10:57 AM
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