New Women’s Basketball Team Making History at Florida College

January 19, 2012

The new Florida College women’s club basketball team has come out on top in two of the first three games of the 2012 season. The newest team of Lady Falcons is currently 2-1, after beating the Trinity Baptist College Lady Eagles last Thursday, and Clearwater Christian on Tuesday.

Basketball carries a long and proud tradition at FC. As the college’s first sport, men’s basketball was an important unifying factor for the student body, and helped develop Florida College’s legendary floor-stomping, bleacher-rattling school spirit.

The new women’s club team is Florida College’s seventh collegiate sport—and the club level status allows an institution to “test the waters,” says Athletics Director Kenny Moorer.

“Adding a women’s sport was an easy call,” he says.

If the team’s recent performances are any indication, women’s basketball was definitely the right call for Florida College. The team will play a number of games throughout the spring season in an effort to determine whether the sport will be added to FC’s full-time roster in the future.

The Lady Falcons will host Pensacola Christian tonight at 5pm in Conn Gymnasium, followed by a faceoff between the Florida College men’s basketball team and Warner University at 7:30 p.m.

 

No. Player Name Class Height Position Hometown
1 Jessica Smitherman Freshman 5’10″ G Midland, Texas
3 Karleena Unlap Freshman 5’7″ F Birmingham, Ala.
4 Kaitlyn Zeleny Freshman 5’3″ G Houston, Texas
5 Courtney Bruns Sophomore 5’7” G Atlanta, Ga.
11 Camille Cline Freshman 6’0” F Madison, Ind.
12 Kerri Taylor Junior 6’1″ F Colorado Springs, Colo.
15 Kelsey Porter Freshman 5’8″ G Portland, Tenn.
20 Leah Gann Freshman 5’9″ G Anchorage, Alaska
21 Danae Roy Sophomore 5’7″ G Memphis, Tenn.
22 Jenny Moorer Junior 5’10″ F Temple Terrace, Fla.
25 Jenny Lynn Freshman 5’0″ G Noel, Mo.
32 Amanda Schaefer Senior 6’1″ F Pleasant Hill, Mo.
33 Jasmine Jacobs Sophomore 5’10” F Roswell, Ga.