Center Lake Mary, FL native Meghan Chamberlain is back after being hampered by injury most of last season. She saw action in 25 games last season, starting 22. Despite her injuries she was third on the team in blocked shots (16) and defensive rebounds (60). The Spartans will look to her to lead at the center position after the dominating sophomore campaign she had. After being inserted into the starting lineup for the last 20 games of the season she established herself as one of the top centers in the Southern Conference. Spartan fans will get a chance to see what redshirt freshman Agne Girstautaite can do after RQO\VHHLQJĂ DVKHVODVWVHDVRQEHIRUHVKHZHQW down with a knee injury in late November. In the limited time that she did see on
the court she was impress Kaunas, Lithuania native t eight points and seven reb RQRIVKRRWLQJIURPWK against Longwood in the U Thanksgiving Tournament. Schedule UNCG has put together an strong non-conference sch ule that should ready the b club for the demanding So ern Conference. The Spart will play home-and-home series with the nine other conference schools, includ ing the conference opener Wofford on Decemberr 15. The Spartans open the regular season Nov. 11 against ACC conference member and 2007 NCAA Tournament Participant, North Carolina Sate. The last time the two teams met, the Wolfpack defeated the Spartans, 76-46 in the season opener during the 2005-06 season UNCG will host its tournament around Thanksgiving and welcomes UNC Asheville, Boston University and cross-town rival, North Carolina A&T. In other critical match-ups the Spartans will take on Duke and will face backyard rival High Point in non-conference games. The Spartans will also head to the Sunshine State for the Central Florida Holiday Classic. 81&*ZLOOWDNHRQ/D6DOOHIRUWKHĂ€UVWWLPHLQ program history and will face the host Knights before breaking for the holidays. UNCG will host Liberty in Fleming Gym and will face Longwood on the road. The Southern Conference Tournament will take place March 6 through March 10 at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston, SC.
Senior Forward Jasmine Dixon
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VKHVDZKHUĂ€UVWVHDVRQZLWKWKH6SDUWDQVFXW short after a knee injury against West Virginia but last year she came back and showed that she has what it takes to pull in the big rebounds and come up with crucial stops. Starting in eight games last season, the Powell, TN native recorded a careerhigh 20 points in UNCGâ€™s 71-67 win over Wofford. She saw three double-doubles on the season DQGVFRUHGLQGRXEOHĂ€JXUHVLQDFDUHHUKLJKĂ€YH games. Another player in the mix will be Jasmine Dixon. The Reston, VA native has a wealth of experience and can grind it out in the post but also has a valuable mid-range jumper. Dixon saw action in all 30 games last season and averaged 4.0 points, 3.1 rebounds in 14. 7 minutes. Fairmont, NC native Gini Grimsley is an explosive talent that will play a much more prominent role with the team this season. The Spartans will look to get Grimsley the ball more and use her scoring ability and if all goes according to plan the Spartans are looking for Grimsley to be a double-digit scorer this season. Ashely Mullins will also be back this season after sitting out most of last year with an injury. The Honaker, VA native will work to see more time on the court this season. UNCG also adds freshman Kendra Smith to the mix. The Columbus, GA native has a great presence on the court and is sure to see action on the hardwood this season.
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