Women’s Basketball Signs First Scholarship
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Senior Molly Lamb has made a habit of breaking records, but on May 21, 2012 in Bowling Green, Ky., she set one that’s historic. The star forward recently became the first player to sign a scholarship to play women’s basketball at Florida College.
Coach Kenny Moorer believes the signing will help jumpstart the College’s new women’s basketball program. Last year, the club team finished 8-3, a level of success unexpected from a first-year team fully comprised of walk-ons. With Lamb as the first addition to the team’s eight returning players, Coach Moorer anticipates success in the team’s first official schedule this coming year.
“We are very pleased to have signed Molly,” Moorer said. “We believe she can help us transfer our success as a club team to the intercollegiate level.” Lamb’s outstanding high school basketball career gives Coach Moorer no reason to think otherwise. In her four years as a starter she finished second all-time in rebounding and first in scoring, averaging 19.9 points per game her senior season.
But Moorer believes Lamb can help the team before she even sets foot on the court. “We believe her signing will generate more exposure for the College’s growing athletic program,” he said. “We hope Molly is the first of many talented recruits for this up-and-coming women’s team. What thrills me most is that Molly is the type of spiritually minded young lady that this program thrives on. She joins a team of the same type of young ladies. That’s always the most important thing.”