Jan. 4, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State women’s basketball head coach Sue Semrau announced the addition of transfer forward/center Quaneisha McCurty on Friday.
McCurty will enroll at FSU at the start of the spring semester after spending the past two seasons at Indiana. Following a year of residency at Florida State, she will be eligible to compete for the Seminoles starting with the 2014 spring semester and have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
“We are excited to welcome Quaneisha to our Seminole family,” Semrau said. “She is a talented and versatile post player who will immediately help us in practice this year and provide much needed depth in the paint next season. We will graduate a pair of great forwards in Chasity Clayton and Chelsea Davis this season and Quaneisha can help fill their roles in a major way.”
A 6-6 Dalton, Ga., native, McCurty averaged 4.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in 39 games for Indiana the past two seasons.
For the Hoosiers, McCurty scored 20 points against Colorado State on Dec. 21, 2011 and had a 16-rebound effort at Belmont on Nov. 18, 2011.
During the 2012-13 campaign, McCurty appeared in 11 contests, making one start. She had her second career six-block game against Clemson on Nov. 28, 2012.
In 2011-12, McCurty played in 28 games and made five stars for Indiana as a freshman. She averaged 5.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 14.8 minutes per game. She also showed an ability to shoot from long range, making 36 percent (8-of-22) of her three-point attempts, and recorded three double-doubles.
McCurty averaged 14 points, 12 boards and five blocks per game as a senior at Dalton High School, leading the Catamounts to the Georgia AAA State Championship game. She posted a triple-double in the state quarterfinals (23 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocks).
An all-state selection by the Georgia Athletics Coaches Association, McCurty was ranked the No. 42 prospect in the 2011 Class by the All Star Girls Report.
The No. 19-ranked Seminoles (12-1) battle No. 8 Maryland in College Park at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday on ESPNU before heading home to face Wake Forest and Miami next week.
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