Susan Adams, a former basketball star at Cardington-Lincoln High School, is transferring to Mount Vernon Nazarene College where she will join the Lady Cougars for the 2000-2001 season.
Adams, a 5-foot-9 guard/forward from Mount Gilead, Ohio, attended Youngstown State University last year, but she did not try out for the basketball team there. As a senior at Cardington-Lincoln, she averaged 14.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.7 steals per game. She also topped the 1,000-point mark and shot 54 percent from the field for her career. For her efforts, Adams was selected to the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference First Team, the All-District Second Team, and named an Honorable Mention All-Ohioan following her senior season.
"Susan will add more depth to our big guard/forward position," said MVNC head coach Steve Gregory. "Her versatility will be a big key for us. With her size, she can play both inside and outside depending on the match-ups. She shoots the perimeter shot very well, and she will surprise teams with her abilities from the outside and the inside. After a one year hiatus from basketball, she seems poised to regain her skills and make an impact for the Lady Cougars."
"I chose to transfer to MVNC for several reasons," said Adams. "MVNC has a wonderful academic reputation, a beautiful campus, and a very enthusiastic faculty. I also chose MVNC because I admire Coach Gregory, and I like the style of basketball that the team plays. I also like the current group of players as well as those who played while I was being recruited."
Adams will also be reunited with Jenni Davis, a former high school teammate who will be entering her second season as a member of the Lady Cougars.
"Susan will be a great addition to both our institution and our basketball team here at MVNC," Gregory said. "I am looking forward to the opportunity of coaching her for the next four years, and continue to have a spiritual impact on her life through this great institution."
The Lady Cougars are coming off a 20-16 season in which they won their third straight National Christian College Athletic Association East Region title. MVNC also advanced to the NCCAA National Tournament for the third straight year and posted only the second 20-win season in school history.