New Women’s Basketball Team Making History at Florida College
The brand-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 7:30pm.
|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.|