Montreat College head women's basketball coach Meghan Austin has announced the signing of Kaitlyn Wood to a letter of intent to compete for the women's basketball team in 2016-2017.
Wood is from Sylva, NC and is a recent graduate of Smoky Mountain High School where she led the team to a 26-4 mark and a conference title. The team would go on to advance to the state playoffs, advancing to the Elite Eight. Wood averaged 9.4 points per game to go along with 4.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 2.3 steals per contest. She was named to the All-Conference team, was an Honorable Mention All-WNC performer, and was selected to play in the Blue-White All-Star Game.
Wood also excelled in the classroom where she graduated in the top 10% of her class while being named to the National Honor Society. She was also a member of her school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes leadership team.
"Kaitlyn is a very hard worker and has a great competitive spirit," said Coach Austin. "She comes from a Smoky Mountain program where she has learned to win. I expect her to bring that winning mentality to our program. She is the type of player that does all the small things right."
Kaitlyn is the daughter of Denny and Heather Wood and plans to major in Exercise Science with a minor in Business.
Montreat College head women's basketball coach Meghan Austin has announced the signing of Bayleigh Ponds to a letter of intent to compete for the Cavaliers in 2016-2017.
Ponds is a natve of Columbia, SC and is a recent graduate of Richland Northeast High School. The guard earned All-Region honors in 2016 while leading her school the the state playoffs. Ponds also excelled in soccer where she split time at forward and goalie.
"Bayleigh is a long and lanky athlete that will be able to play multiple positions for us next season", said Coach Austin. "I am anticipating her versatility to add another dimension to what we can do on both sides of the floor."
Bayleigh is the daughter of Johnny and Taura Ponds and plans to major in Business Administration.
MONTREAT, NC - Montreat College women's basketball head coach Meghan Austin has announced the signing of Sienna Hicks to a letter of intent to compete for the Cavaliers for the 2016-2017 school year.
Sienna, a 5'6" guard from Greenville, SC will graduate this spring from Greenville High School. During her high school playing career she has been named the Defensive Player of the Year on her team three times while also being named to All-Tournament and All-Region teams. She has played AAU basketball for the team One Unit and was recently selected to compete in the 10th annual Spartanburg vs. Greenvillle FCA All-Star Basketball Challenge.
"I am excited that Sienna has decided to join our Montreat College family," said Coach Austin. "She has a passion for defense and plays extremely hard. I have enjoyed getting to know her and her family over the last year and couldn't have asked for a better all-around person to be a Cavalier."
Sienna has also excelled academically and is a member of the Beta Club and National Honor Society. She plans to major in accounting at Montreat and is the daughter of Ricky and Tracy Hicks.