Aug. 6, 2012
BALTIMORE, MD – Johns Hopkins women’s basketball head coach Nancy Funk announced today that four players will join the basketball program for the 2012-2013 season. The incoming class joins a Blue Jay squad that tied an all-time season high in Centennial Conference victories (17) in 2011-2012, while advancing to the second round of the NCAA tournament. In addition to the newcomers, Hopkins returns 11 players from the 2011-2012 season.
The incoming class includes Katie Clark (Murrieta, CA/Murietta Valley), Scarlett McCracken (Little Rock, AR/Pulaski Academy), Liz Tommasi (Pittsburgh, PA/Mt. Lebanon) and Beatriz Williams (Armonk, NY/Byram Hills).
Bios for all four student-athletes are listed below:
Katie Clark • Point Guard • Murrieta, CA/Murrietta Valley
Four-year letter winner and two-year captain at Murrietta Valley … All Valley Player of the Year, Southwestern League MVP, First Team All Inland Empire and First Team All CIF Southern Section as a senior … second leading scorer in school history with 1,194 points … also accumulated 232 steals, 234 assists, 331 rebounds and helped team to 82 total wins during career … led Murrieta Valley to state playoffs for first time in school history … led team to Southwestern League title as junior and senior … three-time All-Southwestern League selection and two-time All-Valley selection … also participated in track & field and volleyball … honored as class Valedictorian with a 4.7 GPA … served as ASB Vice President and named Murrieta Valley Student of the Year as senior.
Scarlett McCracken • Guard • Little Rock, AR/Pulaski Academy
Four-year starter at Pulaski Academy … three-time 5A/4A All-Conference selection … totaled 1,128 career points while averaging over six assists and five rebounds per game … also accumulated 140 career three-pointers … earned Arkansas Democrat Gazette All-Metro and All-Academic team honors … played for Arkansas Mavericks in summer for six seasons, scoring over 2,000 points.
Beatriz Williams • Forward • Armonk, NY/Byram Hills
Three-year captain at Byram Hills … four-time all-league and three-time all-section selection … fourth team all-state honors as a senior … accumulated 1,177 points and 798 rebounds during career… team MVP as a junior and a senior … also led team in rebounding as a junior and a senior … the daughter of former MLB All-Star Bernie Williams.
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