FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University women’s basketball coach Valecia Tedder has announced the signing of Kirby Marsh of Lynchburg, Va., to a national letter of intent during the recent early signing period.
Marsh, a 5-6 point guard, is a senior at Brookville High School, where she plays for coach Warner Dyke.
Last season as a junior, she averaged 14.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 3.0 steals per game, while leading her team in three-point field goals made and free throw shooting (82%). Following the season, she was named an honorable mention All-American by Street & Smith’s Basketball, the same honor she recently received prior to the start of her senior year.
She is a two-time first-team All-District, All-Area, and All-Region selection, and has been named her team’s most valuable player each of the past three years.
She was also a member of the Elkton Elks 15-and-under AAU squad that finished seventh in the nation.
In addition, she is also an All-District and All-Region performer on the softball field.
“Kirby will be an exciting addition to our program,” said Tedder. “Her best attribute is her ability to handle the ball and handle it against pressure. She possesses great speed and is very scrappy. She also has good range on her shot and is an intelligent player. We will look to her for contributions as a first-year player during the 2005-06 season.”
Francis Marion will lose three seniors from its current roster that also includes seven freshmen.