Three Saints Sign with Upper Division Schools

April 19, 2013
Contact: Scott Jamison
352.395.5616
scott.jamison@sfcollege.edu

SF BASKETBALL

Gainesville, FL – Three members of the 2012-13 Santa Fe men’s and women’s basketball teams signed upper division scholarship earlier this week and will begin playing for their new school during the upcoming season.

Tay Couch

Taybreanna Couch, a sophomore forward for the women’s team, inked her letter of intent with Morehead State University, a NCAA Division I institution in Morehead, KY.

As a sophomore, Couch averaged 6.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game and was named All-MFC Honorable Mention.  Morehead coach Tom Hodges expects Couch to make an immediate contribution.

“When recruiting throughout the year, one of our main areas to address was adding a physical presence to our interior game and someone who specialized in rebounding,” Hodges said. “We are excited about Tay. She addresses every need we had and brings such a mature game.”

The Eagles of MSU finished 2012-13 with a 9-21 overall record and a 5-11 mark in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Tiara Thompson

Tiara Thompson, a sophomore shooting guard for Coach Chanda Stebbins, signed with Georgia Southwestern State University, a NCAA Division II school in Americus, GA.

Thompson led the Saints in scoring as a sophomore with 15.4 points per game.  She also pulled down 5.7 rebounds per game and had 47 steals.

The Hurricanes of GSW struggled in 2012-13, finishing with a 3-23 record overall and a 1-18 record in the Peach Belt Conference under fifth year Coach Kelly Britsky.

Andrea Robinson, a freshman forward for the men’s basketball team, signed his LOI with Thomas University, a NAIA institution in Thomasville, GA.  The Night Hawks will play their first season of intercollegiate basketball this upcoming season since the program was temporarily removed in 2000-01.  Thomas is coached by former Santa Fe assistant Stephen Cox.

Coach Stephen Cox, Andrea Robinson, and Coach Chris Mowry

“Andrea will be our only sophomore next year on what will obviously be a very young team,” said Cox.  “We are excited to bring in a player with his experience, size and strength.  Throughout the recruiting process it became clear that he is a high character individual and someone we want with us to help build our program.”

Robinson averaged 4.2 points and 6.0 rebounds in 19 minutes per game as a freshman.

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