May 21, 2010

Women’s basketball announces newcomers

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Head Coach Brad Hodge has released three new additions to the Panthers’ lineup next season.

Coach Hodge had this to say about his new players. “We are pleased to be bringing the addition of these three outstanding student-athletes. With the depth, experience, and talent returning, there were only a limited areas of need that we looking to build upon. Each of these young ladies certainly addresses those areas of concern and strengthens our roster tremendously. By their addition not only do we have ability and skill, but we also have experience and leadership potential. We are excited to have them aboard, we are excited for them and their families, and they certainly help us improve toward our goals and vision for this program.”

Elizabeth Bromirski is a forward out of Brewer High School in Somerville, Ala. She averaged 17.3 points and seven rebounds per game as a senior for the Patriots. She helped her team to two regional finals and a state finals appearance as a junior. Elizabeth hold the school records for free throw percentage (82 percent), most three pointers in a single game (8), and highest three-point percentage in a single game (80 percent).

Kristain Moody is a guard out Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Ala. Moody is also a graduate of Gardendale High School in Gardendale, Ala. She averaged 6.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.3 steals per game this past season. Kristain went 33 percent from the field, 30 percent from beyond the arc, and 82 percent from the line on the season. She also netted a game high of 22 points.

Alaina Smith is a forward transfer from Divison II Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C. and is originally from Atanta (St. Pius X High School). While at Converse, Alaina was named Rookie Athlete of the Year. She averaged 12 points and 6 rebounds per game.She was a starting forward for the Valkyries. She led team in scoring, rebounding, and blocked shots. Alaina was also named to Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll both years for volleyball and basketball, as well as Converse's Dean's List.