Six Spartans Earn Degrees for Women's Basketball
GREENSBORO, N.C. – On Friday, six members of the UNCG women's basketball team completed their journey as a student athlete, walking across the stage at the Greensboro Coliseum to receive their degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Gena Penick, Shanese Harris, Jade Scaife, India Timpton, Bailey Williams and Mariah Wilson were all honored at the annual commencement ceremony. The six student-athletes who received their diplomas were the most from any one team, followed closely by five graduates each from men's basketball and women's soccer.
Penick played fro two years in Blue and Gold after transferring from Louisburg College. She appeared in 50 games over her career, posting a career-best 14 points this season against Brevard. The Amherst, Virginia native received her bachelor's degree in sociology.
Harris laced up her sneakers in 123 games throughout her career, making 52 starts. She averaged 7.3 points and 3.1 rebounds during her career, including 7.7 PPG and 2.7 RPG this past season. Harris tallied a career-high 21 points against Greensboro College in 2016. The Chesapeake, Virginia native received her bachelor's degree in kinesiology.
Scaife appeared in 97 games for UNG, making 34 starts. She was an efficient shooter, making 38.5-percent of her shots for her career, averaging 7.3 PPG. She appeared in nine games during the 2016-17 season before suffering a season-ending injury. The Fort Washington, Maryland native received her bachelor's degree in information systems and supply chain management.
Timpton hit the court 118 times during her Spartan career, including 79 starts. Over her career she grabbed 279 offensive boards, averaging 4.7 rebounds per game for her career. She is a former recipient of the Southern Conference's Ann Lashley Sportsmanship Award and received the Lynne Agee Coaches Award this season. The Charlotte, North Carolina native received her bachelor's degree in communication studies.
Williams ran the point for the Spartans in 123 games, making 89 starts. After averaging 7.0 points and 2.9 assists for her career, she turned it on to the tune of 10.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists for her senior campaign. The hard work paid off in the form of a Second Team All-SoCon selection and the Spartan women's basketball team's Most Improved Player Award. The Harrisonburg, Virginia native received her bachelor's degree in environmental studies.
Wilson appeared in 111 games during her career, making 57 starts. She started the final 14 games of this past season and averaged 1.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game for her career. Wilson joined teammate Alexis Pitchford as co-recipients of UNCG's Defensive Player of the Year Award. The Atlanta, Georgia native received her bachelor's degree in psychology.