Nov. 17, 2006
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
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After setting six program records to start of the 2006-
07 season, the JU women's basketball team will host
their home opener at Swisher Gymnasium against
South Carolina State (0-1) on Friday at 7 p.m.
JU, which is 2-0 under head coach Jill Dunn
in home openers, will be in search of its first 2-0
record to start the season in program history.
The contest can be heard live on
www.judolphins.com as part of the JU Sports
Network. Joel Lamp will handle play-by-play duties
and Josh Ellis will provide color commentary for the
second consecutive season.
Head coach Jill Dunn
Jill Dunn enters her third season as head
coach of the Jacksonville University women's
Prior to JU, Dunn spent three years helping
Georgia State to three consecutive A-Sun
Conference titles from 2001-04. Before joining
Georgia State, Dunn was the top assistant coach at
Miami University (Ohio), during the 2000-01 season.
Prior to her one-year stint in Miami, Dunn
served as the head coach at Western Carolina
University in Cullowhee, N.C., from 1998-00. In her
final season with the program, the Lady Catamounts
posted 12 wins which was the most in 15 seasons at
Before being elevated to the head spot at
Western Carolina, she was the top assistant coach
during the 1997-98 campaign. Dunn's coaching career
began at the University of South Carolina, where she
was as an assistant coach from 1994-97.
Dunn's success began as a player at
Georgia Southern, where she was a three-year
starter from 1989-93. She was named to the Georgia
Southern Hall of Fame on Nov. 4.
Williams not skipping a beat
Proving last season wasn't a fluke, junior
forward Ashley Williams set the program record for
points in a game by tallying 32 at Charleston
Southern on Nov. 13.
A preseason all-conference selection,
Williams made 14-of-16 shots from the floor (.875)
and connected on 4-of-4 shots from the free-throw
line. She also led the squad with five steals.
Sophomore guard DaVina Hamilton was not
asked to score a lot in her first season with the
program but the times are a changing.
With the graduation of Sheena Carpenter
(14.0 ppg), Hamilton has been plugged into the
shooting guard spot and has been told to look for her
If the season opener is a vision of the
future, Hamilton will have no problem filling that void.
In her first start against Charleston Southern, she
finished with a career-high 17 points on 6-of-10
shooting from the field, including a 3-for-3 effort from
beyond the arc, in only 20 minutes of action.
Hamilton also connected on a pair of shots from the
foul line in the contest.