Blair Basketball in the News

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Edwards Commits to UConn
This spring break, Blair junior Sadie Edwards ’14 accepted a scholarship to play basketball for coach Geno Auriemma at the University of Connecticut.

A native of nearby Meriden, Conn. Sadie is known for her accomplishments in both the classroom and on the court. She is ranked as the number eight player in the country by Prospects Nation and has an A average at Blair.

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Hill Commits to Virginia Tech
Post-grad Samantha Hill ’13 has signed a national letter of Intent to play next year in the ACC at Virginia Tech. Hill, a 5'10" guard, weighed numerous scholarship offers before choosing the Hokies for their strong academic program and high-level basketball environment. Hill finished her undergraduate work in Toronto, Canada, with a 4.0 GPA, and she was a member of the MAPL-champion Blair cross-country team. She is also part of the Canadian national team, having competed in the junior nationals in Puerto Rico last summer.

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Greik to play soccer at DePaul
Super-sub Ana Greik '13 has committed to play soccer next year at DePaul University. Greik,a scrappy guard who is in her fourth year on the basketball team, has a career record of 62-9 during that time. Despite her talents at basketball, Ana is better known for her incredible achievements in soccer, where she leaves a legacy as perhaps the greatest player in Blair history. In the era of sports specialization, we have been incredibly lucky to have Ana on our team these past four years and look forward to watching her compete in the Big East next year.

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Outside of the Olympic arena following Great Britain’s final Olympic game: Blair coach Quint Clarke, former Blair coach Sue Altman, Temi Fagbenle ’11, and Harvard Women’s coach Kathy Delaney-Smith.

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At the recent FIBA Americas U-18 championship, Sami Hill '13 competed for her native Canada. Hill, a star athlete and student, brings top level academics and two-sport star power to Blair. In her four years of high school, Hill has never received anything less than an A, and she is a D1 prospect as both a runner (2:11 in the 800) and basketball. With many scholarship offers already in, Sami is hoping to continue to shine during her time at Blair.

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Temi Fagbenle isn't the only Blair graduate competing for Great Britain this summer. Femi Hamilton '12, a two year starter with a career record at Blair of 42-4, is also playing for Great Britain. The team has traveled all over Europe, competing in Hungary, Italy, and Portugal. Femi, an outstanding defender and point guard, is attending UMass-Lowell on a basketball scholarship.

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Annette Snow '12 has been officially accepted as a member of the 19th Maccabiah Games USA Open Women's Basketball Team. To be selected to represent the United States, Annette competed against the best Jewish female basketball players in the country in a grueling two-day tryout.

The Maccabiah Games are held every four years in Israel, attracting the most outstanding Jewish athletes from around the world. This year, the games will include more than 8,000 athletes from over 60 countries--making it the third largest sporting event in the world. The 2013 games will be held from July 17 to 30 in Israel.

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London 2012 Olympics: Temi Fagbenle '11 in Team GB women's basketball squad
The 19-year-old forward has made the cut for the Games. Read more...