MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
Women’s hoops adds local product Tracie Sneed for the 2011-12 season
The JU women’s basketball team will have some local flavor on its roster next year with addition of former Andrew Jackson High School shooting guard Tracie Sneed for the 2011-12 season.
Sneed transfers back home after playing the last two seasons at Santa Fe State College in Gainesville, Fla. She helped the Saints win conference titles in both seasons, a first in program history. Sneed averaged 15 points per game as a sophomore to earn first team all-conference and all-state honors.
At Andrew Jackson, Sneed helped the Tigers win more than 20 games three times during her four years as a starter, securing two Elite 8 berths in the state playoffs and one Final Four appearance. Sneed received all-state honors all four years and all-conference honors during her last three seasons. As a senior, she averaged 15 points to earn a McDonalds All-American nomination.
“Tracie will bring a lot of versatility,” said JU head coach Jill Dunn. “She is a 6-foot guard that can do many things well. She also comes from a successful background after playing on a winning team in high school and junior college which will help us immediately.”
Sneed joins forward BreAnn Davis (5-10, Winter Garden, Fla.), guard Britney Holliday (5-5, Greenville, S.C.) and forward Chelsea Faulhaber (6-2, Spartanburg, S.C.) in signing during the early period.
In 2010-11, the Dolphins opened the season with a school-record 5-1 en route to hitting double-digit wins for the sixth straight season (15).
JU reached the A-Sun Tournament for the sixth straight season under Dunn and advanced to the conference finals for the third time in the last four years after snapping a 10-game losing streak to ETSU in the semifinals. JU finished the year with the second highest point per game average (64.0) in program history behind the record of 67.7 in 2007-08.
2011-12 Women’s Basketball Signees