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Women's Basketball Adds Six Ahead of 2018-19 Campaign

Women's Basketball Adds Six Ahead of 2018-19 Campaign

DECATUR, Ga.—The momentum for Agnes Scott Women's Basketball continues to build as second-year head coach Albie Biggs has added six players ahead of the 2018-19 season. A furious recruiting effort led Biggs to nearly doubling his roster from a season ago after losing three seniors to graduation.

Agnes Scott had its moments in 2017-18 under Biggs' supervision, securing two wins in the USA South and three overall. The Scotties also played the middle of the West Division tough despite dealing with their fair share of adversity due to injury.

Biggs' initial class will look to help the Scotties take another big step forward in the conference standings with several instant contributors coming into the fold.

"I am extremely excited to welcome these six student-athletes to Agnes Scott," Biggs stated, "they are very talented on the court and amazing people off of it! They will make an immediate impact on the court and in the community, and are determined to become better athletically and personally."

The Scotties also return two starters, which includes rising junior Garis Grant (Charleston, S.C.), who enters the season already one of the best players in program history. Grant led the conference in blocks during her sophomore season, while also finishing fourth in rebounds at a 9.9 clip per contest. Classmate Anna Weimerskirch (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) also returns after finishing third on the squad with 7.5 points per game, while making a team-high 22 triples.

"This group will help change the dynamic of the Agnes Scott basketball program," Biggs added.

Meet the Commits

Briana Holland                  

Position: Guard

Hometown: Austell, Georgia

High School: South Cobb High School

AAU Team:  FBC

Why Agnes Scott?:

 "I chose Agnes Scott because it felt like home. I believe that this school has so many opportunities to give to me."


Emma Olson      

Position: Forward

Hometown: Austin, Texas

High School: Austin Waldorf School

Why Agnes Scott?:

"There are so many compelling reasons as to why I chose Agnes Scott but one of the main reasons was how at home I felt around the students, faculty, and coaches. I was drawn to the level of academic resources, the diversity of the community, and the amazing opportunity to play basketball. I am grateful I get the opportunity to attend a school that supports me in achieving my goals, challenges me academically, and strives to help make me a better leader both on and off the court."


Kalin Smith

Position: Guard

Hometown: Kiln, Mississippi

High School: Hancock High School

AAU Team: New Orleans Lady Trojans

Why Agnes Scott?:

"After much research, I chose Agnes Scott because of its retention rate, graduation rate, and student-to-faculty ratio diversity. I love that it's a small school that has my major and being afforded the ability to play basketball is a plus. I'm looking forward to an incredible four years at Agnes."


Shay Sweat        

Position: Guard

Hometown: Lawrenceville, Georgia

High School: Holy Innocents' Episcopal School

AAU Team: Ladies of Distinction (LOD)

Why Agnes Scott?:

"I chose Agnes Scott because it is a phenomenal school. Academically, it trumps all other options I was considering. I felt at home when I first visited the campus, and I appreciate the emphasis on women being groomed to change the world."


Taylor Thompson             

Position: Forward

Hometown: Powder Springs, Georgia

High School: Hillgrove High School

AAU Team: Peak Performance

Why Agnes Scott?:

"Great atmosphere for learning and growing as a young woman. The school will push me to be my best self on and off the court!" 


Deja White 

Position: Guard/Forward

Hometown: Loganville, Georgia

High School: Walnut Grove High School

AAU Team: Triple Threat All-Stars

Why Agnes Scott?:

"I chose to attend Agnes Scott because I feel like it would help me prosper not only as an athlete but more importantly a student first. Overall, I enjoy that the numbers of students in this institution will not leave me lost in a crowd of others. Also, the smaller class size will allow me to connect with my professors on a personal level and I feel, it will give me a chance to excel in my future courses."

 

Pictured in alphabetical order by last name. First row (L to R): Briana Holland, Emma Olson, Kalin Smith. Second row (L to R): Shay Sweat, Taylor Thompson, Deja White.