FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University women’s basketball coach Heather Macy has announced that 5-9 sophomore forward Simone Trice of Flint, Mich., is transferring from Georgia Tech to FMU and will play for the Patriots this fall.
Trice sat out the 2007-08 season with an injury and last season averaged 0.5 points and 0.7 rebounds per game in limited action for the 22-10 Yellow Jackets.
She is a product of Flint Northwestern High School, where she was a four-year All-State selection. She tallied 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds during her prep career.
She also played volleyball, softball, and ran track in high school, as well as being a member of the school’s National Honor Society.
“Simone is exactly what we needed in this recruiting class,” Macy said. “She will be a constant mismatch for opponents on offense. I love the fact that she can play inside and outside and will rebound the basketball in traffic. We are thrilled she chose to become a Patriot.”
Trice said, “I’m excited to be coming to Francis Marion. I am looking forward to winning a championship before I graduate! The coaching staff and team made me feel like part of their family and I’m looking forward to making Florence home.”
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.
Trice becomes the second Division I transfer from the Atlanta area to join the Patriot roster. Earlier Macy announced the addition of 5-6 guard Monica Mann of Smyrna, Ga., who is transferring from Georgia State University. Macy has also signed two freshmen: 5-8 guard Courtney Mealing of North Augusta and 5-7 guard Kristen Dickerson of Columbia.