Marshall women’s basketball adds Huntington St. Joe’s Sang from Navy
HUNTINGTON – Head Marshall women’s basketball coach Matt Daniel announced the addition of Huntington, W.Va. native Sara Sang to the 2012 women’s basketball roster.
Sang, a transfer from the United States Naval Academy, played high school basketball in Huntington for Saint Joseph Central Catholic High School from 2007-11.
The 6-foot forward averaged 18.4 points, 11 rebounds, 2.1 steals, and 1.2 blocks during her senior year and was honored as a 1st team All-State selection during her junior and senior season.
She was selected as a McDonald’s All-American nominee and a Wendy’s Heisman State Player of the Year finalist during her high school career.
A three-time state champion, Sang was also named to the West Virginia All-Tournament team during her sophomore, junior, and season year and ended her career with 1,427 points.
“We are happy Sara has chosen to be a part of what we are going to accomplish,” said Daniel. “She is the type of young lady that we want to represent our program on and off the floor. We anticipate that she will simply play hard and act right and have a great time doing it.”
Sang will join fellow newcomers Jennifer Ramirez and Norrisha Victrum as the 2012 freshman class.
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South Webster’s Austin Loop walks on at Marshall men’s basketball
HUNTINGTON – Austin Loop, a 6-4 shooting guard from South Webster, Ohio, was added to the Marshall men’s basketball roster Tuesday, and will wear No. 35.
Loop, who will be a non-scholarship walk-on player for the Herd, averaged 17.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 2.8 assists per game as a senior at South Webster High School last season. He was named the Ohio Division IV Southeastern District Player of the Year and received All-Ohio first team honors.
“We are excited to have Austin join our basketball family,” said head coach Tom Herrion. “He is an outstanding student-athlete. Austin demonstrated throughout the summer his willingness and commitment in wanting to be a part of our program.”
The addition of Loop means there will be five newcomers eligible to play beginning this fall. The other newcomers are Kareem Canty (Fr.), Tamron Manning (Fr.), Elijah Pittman (Jr.) and D.D. Scarver (Jr.).
Also, not confirmed yet by the Marshall staff but per the Twitter account of WMUL sports director (and a member of The Planet, 92.7 FM/98.5 FM Cabell Midland football announcing crew), Adam “Spanky” Rodgers, and other area journalists, Ohio University basketball player TyQuane Goard has transferred to Marshall.
As a freshman the the 6-foot-7 forward averaged 1.5 points and 1.7 rebounds per game in limited action last year for the Bobcats.
A Charleston, W.Va. native and George Washington High School graduate, Goard has three years of eligibility remaining but must sit out the upcoming season per NCAA transfer rules.
TyQuan Goard, seen here with Ohio U. last season, is reportedly transferring to Marshall and will walk-on with the Herd, sitting out the 2012-13 season. (photo courtesy of Ohio University)