Nov. 21, 2006
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
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After starting the season 2-0 for the first time in
program history, the JU women's basketball team will
host former A-Sun foe UCF (1-3) at Swisher
Gymnasium on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
JU will be in search of its first three-game
winning streak since 2000-01.
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 named A-Sun POW
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
Williams followed that effort with a game-
high 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field to
go along with seven rebounds on Nov. 17 against
South Carolina State.
For her efforts, she was named A-Sun
Player of the Week for the third time in her career on
Sophomore guard DaVina Hamilton was not
asked to score a lot in her first season with the
program but the times are a changing.
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
Hamilton followed that effort with 12 points,
six rebounds, six assists and four steals against
South Carolina State on Nov. 17.