Women’s basketball signs three players for the 2011-12 season
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The new year may be just two games old, but it’s never too early to look ahead as the JU women’s basketball team announced the signing of 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.) during the early signing period.

“My staff and I are ecstatic about these three young ladies,” said JU head coach Jill Dunn. “Not only are they great basketball players, but they are quality people. They bring everything we are looking for in a student-athlete at JU. We feel confident that they will continue to help us reach new heights with our program and ultimately a conference championship.”

Davis, a senior forward at Faith Academy, will see her first action after sitting out as a junior with an injury. As a sophomore, she played at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando and finished as the team’s leader scoring with 12.9 points per game.

“We have had the privilege to have BreAnn in our summer basketball camps for three years,” said Dunn. “BreAnn is a phenomenal athlete. She jumps extremely well and is really quick on her feet. She can also post up or step on the perimeter and shoot the three. Overall, BreAnn is very versatile in her game.”

Holliday is entering her senior season at J.L. Mann High School as one of the preseason top five players in the state of South Carolina. She led the Patriots to consecutive regional titles the last two years and a state championship in her freshman season. As a junior, Holliday also received all-state honors.

“Britney is one of the best guards that we have signed at JU,” said Dunn. “We have had a lot of talented players at the position that have broken school records so that tells you the caliber of player Britney is. She has an excellent understanding of the game and her work ethic is tremendous.”

Faulhaber, a 6-foot-2 forward at Spartanburg High School, averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks en route to all-area honors. She also set school records for blocks in a game, in a season and for a career. Faulhaber enters the year as a Preseason “Honorable Mention Player to Watch” in the state of South Carolina.

“Chelsea is extremely fundamental,” said Dunn. “She has great size and length. She is a good passer and shooter from the high post area. Chelsea also runs the floor really well and will help us in the rebounding and shot blocking areas.”

The current Dolphins squad returns to action on Sunday to host Georgia Southern in Swisher Gymnasium at 1 p.m.

2011-12 Women’s Basketball Signees

Name Pos. Ht. Cl. Hometown (Previous School)
BreAnn Davis F 5-10 Fr. Winter Garden, Fla. (Faith Academy)  
Britney Holliday G 5-5 Fr. Greenville, S.C. (J.L. Mann)  
Chelsea Faulhaber F 6-2 Fr. Spartanburg, S.C. (Spartanburg)