Smesko, Eagles Sign Amanda Moore to National Letter of Intent
Friday, April 13, 2012 | by Mike Hill (@mike_hill84)

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Florida Gulf Coast University Head Women's Basketball Coach Karl Smesko has announced the signing of one student-athlete to a National Letter of Intent. Amanda Moore (Seymour, Ind./Seymour HS) will join the Eagle program for the 2012-13 academic year.

“We are excited to add Amanda to our recruiting class,” said Smesko. “She is a very versatile guard who fits in extremely well with our style of play.”

Moore chose FGCU over Loyola Marymount, Bowling Green, Indiana and Northern Illinois.

A four-year starter for the Lady Owls, Moore, a 5-10 guard, averaged 19.3 points and 9.6 rebounds and eclipsed the 1,000-point mark as a junior. As a senior, she set the SHS single-season scoring record with 515 points and also set marks for career scoring average (23.4) and free throws made in a season (132). Moore averaged 3.2 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.8 assists, while shooting 45 percent from the field, 34 percent from behind the arc and 82 percent from the charity stripe. She also became Jackson County’s all-time leading scorer with 1,687 career points.

Moore, who was named one of the top 100 senior girls basketball players by Hoosier Basketball Magazine and was the 140th-ranked guard by, was chosen to the 2012 Indiana All-Star team and selected as the 2012 All-Area Player of the Year.

Moore is the sixth addition to the 2012-13 FGCU roster. She joins freshman DyTiesha Dunson (Albany, Ga./Westover HS), Jamie Gluesing (Greendale, Wisc./Solon HS), Bethany Murrell (New Palestine, Ind./New Palestine HS), Katie Meador (Salem Communuity HS/Salem, Ill.) and Taylor Gradinjan (Cudahy HS/ Cudahy, Wisc.), who all signed National Letters of Intent.

The Eagles are coming of the most historic season in its Division I history, advancing to the NCAA Tournament and earning a No. 12 seed in the Raleigh Region. Led by three-time Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year Karl Smesko, FGCU finished with a 29-3 overall record that included a league-first 18-0 mark in the A-Sun. The Eagles verified the conference’s third-ever unbeaten regular season by cruising through the A-Sun Tournament, taking the league’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament with a convincing 67-39 win over second-seeded and 20-game winner Stetson. The Green and Blue, with their seven trifectas vs. St. Bonaventure in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, set the NCAA record for three-pointers in a season (342).