Six Lady Mocs Seniors Honored Today

UTC vs. UNCG at 2 p.m.

Sunday, March 02, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

It’s Senior Day at McKenzie Arena.

 

A special day for six special Chattanooga Lady Mocs players.


These six – Alex Black, Destiny Bramlett, Ashlen Dewart, Meghan Downes, Faith Dupree and Taylor Hall – have helped the Blue and Gold to 93 wins in four years, the 2013 Southern Conference tourney title and an NCAA appearance.

 

Thanks, in part, to these six players, the Lady Mocs also have several win streaks intact

 

Consecutive Wins

This Season - 21

Home Wins – 38 (longest among D-I schools)

Southern Conference - 33

 

Not only excellent players, they have achieved in the classroom, making Honor Roll or Dean’s List while at UTC. All six will pursue some type of post grad studies program after graduation.

 

Notes on Today’s Game: Taylor Hall needs 16 points to make the UTC top 20 all-time scoring list … Meghan Downes leads the seniors in career games played (122) … needs to play in four more games to finish with 126 and seventh all-time … Alex Black needs five made free throws to reach 100 for a career … Meghan Downes needs 13 points to reach 500 for a career …  

 

Alex Black

Plans after graduation: Applying to nursing school.

Graduate in May: Yes

Favorite summer job: Working basketball camps. It’s easy and fun. It’s also awesome to see younger players learning the game I love and knowing they look up to me.

 

Ashlen Dewart

Plans after graduation: I am hoping to be a graduate assistant and further my education. Also playing overseas if blessed with that opportunity.

Graduate in May: Yes, but if I work toward my teaching license, I will graduate in December

Favorite summer job: Working security because Faith [Dupree] and I worked together and were able to see music shows like Bonaroo. It was just an overall fun experience.

 

Meghan Downes

Plans after graduation: Hopefully grad school and a graduate assistantship somewhere. Then hopefully after that start being a coach/assistant coach

Graduate in May: I will walk in May with my teammates and finish my last internship over the summer. (UTC no longer has a summer graduation)

Favorite summer job: Working with my high school coach Lady Grooms. I loved getting to work with kids and still be able to be around basketball.

 

Faith Dupree

Plans after graduation: I plan to go to grad school for a pathologists assistant program

Graduate in May: I graduated in December with a B.S. in Biology: Pre-professional. I will walk in May with my teammates.

Favorite summer job: Working security at  Bonaroo during the summer was always fun. I got to work with Ashlen [Dewart] and we got to experience the Bonnaroo atmosphere

 

Taylor Hall

Plans after graduation: I will take the MCAT this summer and apply to medical school next year

Graduate in May: Yes. I will graduate with a Rehab Science degree

Favorite summer job: I really enjoy working camp here at UTC. It is a blessing to spend time with the kids and teach them some things about basketball.

 

Destiny Bramblett

Plans after graduation: I plan to go to graduate school and pursue a coaching career

Graduate in May: Yes. I will graduate in May and plan to start graduate school in the fall for my last year at UTC

Favorite summer job: This past summer I worked at Hibbett’s Sports and I just loved the opportunity to be involved with shoes. I love them. Also I worked Riverbend and got the opportunity to meet some celebrities and view some great concerts while on the clock.

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net


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