NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (August 2, 2019) – Head Coach Kymberly Hope announced on Friday the signing of Megan Matheney to the Johnson & Wales women's basketball program for the 2019-20 season.
Matheney joins previously announced Chrystal Pressley to comprise the 2019-20 women's basketball signing class.
"Megan is a very skilled and unselfish basketball player with tremendous scoring ability, who will have a great impact on our program," Coach Hope said. "She was the leading scorer at her high school at Umatilla High School where she finished her career with over 1,400 points. I know Megan will be is a huge asset. She is an outstanding teammate, who comes from a great family and we are excited to welcome her to the JWU Family."
Matheney was a four-year letterwinner at Umatilla High School in Umatilla, Florida, where she scored 1,421 points during her career. During her senior season, Matheney averaged 17.8 points-per-game and 6.1 rebounds-per-contest while guiding the Bulldogs to the District 5 Championship Game and a berth in the 5A FHSAA Girls Basketball State Championship Tournament.
Matheney finished her Bulldog career, averaging 14.6 points-per-game and 6.2 rebounds-per-game.
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About JWU Athletics: JWU Athletics is home to more than 150 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 1998, JWU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Sun Conference. Athletic events are held the Wildcat Center and the Miami Shores Recreation Complex (9825 NE 7th Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138).
About JWU: Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 13,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university's impact is global, with alumni from 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit jwu.edu.
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