FORT MYERS, Fla. – In anticipation of another successful season, FGCU women’s basketball head coach Karl Smesko announced the addition of Kady Schrann, formerly of Vanderbilt University, to the program for the 2014-15 academic year.
Schrann (York, Pa./York Catholic High School) will sit out during the 2014-15 season due to NCAA four-year transfer rules and will have one year of eligibility remaining for the 2015-16 season.
“Kady is a great addition for us,” said Smesko of the signing. “She will add competitiveness to our practices this season and should be a major contributor the following year. She has been a successful player in the SEC and we believe she can be more aggressive offensively at FGCU. We feel that she can be a consistent scorer in our system and we’re looking forward to having her on the court with us.”
Schrann had a successful run with Vanderbilt, averaging nearly six points per game and shooting 45 percent from the field in 85 games. She started 62 games for the Commodores and averaged 24 minutes per game.
Last season, Schrann started 18 games and scored 122 points with a 33 percent mark from three-point range and converted a team-best 84.6 percent of shots from the free-throw line. She scored a season-high 14 points and had a career-best six rebounds in a win over Auburn and played a season-high 19 minutes against Appalachian State.
As a sophomore, the Pennsylvania native played 22 games and scored double-figure points on eight occasions. During her rookie season, Schrann averaged 6.7 points and started 27 contests. She recorded a career-high 29 points against LSU and was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team as selected by the league’s coaches.
As a high school player, Schrann ranked no. 48 overall and as the 10th-best point guard nationally by ESPN Hoopgurlz. She was Pennsylvania’s AA Player of the Year and finished her career with 2,161 points.
Shrann will join incoming freshman Tayler Goodall as the team’s newcomers for the 2014-15 season. Goodall averaged 16.3 points per game as a senior in high school, while shooting 50 percent from the field and 44 percent from beyond-the-arc.
The Eagles will enter the 2014-15 season as the winners of four-straight Atlantic Sun Regular Season Championships and as the defending champions of the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament. Led by the five-time Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year, the 2013-14 team finished the season with an overall record of 26-8 and a conference record of 17-1. The program earned its second NCAA Tournament appearance where the Eagles took no. 5 seed Oklahoma State to overtime and ultimately fell by just one point. The Green and Blue return all players from last season with the exception of two-time A-Sun Player of the Year and recent graduate Sarah Hansen.
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