Former GCAA palyer returns as Assistant Coach for Lady Tigers of Andrew

Armbrister starts new roll as Lady Tigers Assistant Coach
Armbrister starts new roll as Lady Tigers Assistant Coach

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Andrew College Athletics, Head Coach Courtney Pritchett, and Lady Tigers basketball are proud to announce the hiring of Shanea Armbrister as the program's new assistant coach.

"It is truly an honor and privilege to join Coach Pritchett's staff and the AC family," said Armbrister on Tuesday. "I am thankful that he and the administration chose me to fill some big shoes. I believe in his vision for the program, and I look forward to helping him take the program to the next level and serving our student-athletes both on and off of the court. Coach Pritchett has had an unbelievable impact on my life, even as I moved on to Georgia, we talked nearly every day. He believes in me and trust me and I love Coach P".

Armbrister serves as an exciting new addition to the coaching staff for Andrew College Womens Basketball as they come off a record setting season. Armbrister's experience as a student-athlete in the NJCAA began in this very conference at Darton State, where she kicked off a career as a consistent starter for the Cavalier. Her level of play landed her at University of Georgia. 


"We are thrilled to have Shanea join our coaching staff. She is going to be able to connect really well with our student-athletes, and I am looking forward to watching her develop our players, especially our guards," said Pritchett. "She has an outgoing and engaging personality, and I am confident that her unique ability to connect with individuals of all ages will bring a new energy to our efforts on the recruiting trail. Shanea holds a personal place in my heart, I feel like she is a part of my family. This will be a great opportunity for her." 

In addition to player development, Shanea will take on some of the recruiting responsibilities. 

Armbrister will officially join the program and begin work with Lady Tiger basketball on August 1st.

Shanea's Resume'

2016-17 Season
» 
First 16 career starts all came during her senior season
» Averaged 6.7 ppg and 4.4 rpg in 31 games
» Had a career-high 12 rebound performance vs. Alabama (2/23)
» Solid 11-point, nine-rebound game against Tennessee (2/5)
» Hit a jumper with 2:22 remaining in the second overtime against Tennessee to put Georgia up for good
» The 11-point effort against Tennessee followed a 14-point output at Arkansas, marking the first time in her career she scored in double figures in back-to-back games
» Played in 21 total games last season, averaging just 7.5 minutes per game - she upped that to 27.6 minutes per game during the 2016-17 season
» Had a career-high 18-point game vs. Vanderbilt (1/8); scored nine points in the second quarter including a 3-point basket that cut the Commodores' lead to six
» Scored 14 points and recorded eight rebounds on the road at Arkansas (2/2)
» Scored a then career-high 13 pts. vs. Western Carolina (12/28) -- the first double-figure scoring game of her career
» Came off the bench to score nine pts. vs. Minnesota (11/24)
» Tallied then career highs in points (8), rebounds (10) and minutes played (31) in opener vs. SC State

2015-16 Season

» Played in 21 total games.  
» Hit 44.8 percent from 3-point range -- the best average on the team for players with 10 or more attempts. 
» Averaged 2.2 ppg and 1.0 rpg. 
» Missed the first two games of the 2015-16 season recovering from a torn meniscus.
» Played 10 or more minutes in seven games. 
» Hit two 3-point baskets in the first half vs. LSU (2/14), scoring a season-high six points vs. the Tigers ... Those six points helped Georgia to its first win in Baton Rouge since 2001. 
» Tied a season/career high with six points vs. vs. Furman (12/8), vs. Kentucky (1/10), Auburn (1/28) and vs. LSU (2/14). 
» Made her SEC debut against No. 10 Kentucky (1/10). 
» Made her UGA debut vs. GA Southern.

Junior College

» Coached by Lea Hentry at Darton State.
» A two-time, third-team All-America selection by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
» Named the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) 2015 Player of the Year and the league's 2014 Freshman of the Year.
» Named tournament MVP of the 2015 Caribbean Basketball Confederation Women's Championship after leading Bahamas to the gold medal in the competition.
» Averaged a team-high 15.4 points (fifth-best in the competition) for the Bahamas and also averaged 5.8 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game.
» Also represented the Bahamas in the 2014 Caribbean Basketball Championship and averaged 15.8 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.
» As a sophomore, averaged 26.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game while helping Darton State's Lady Cavaliers to a 28-5 finish and a 16-2 mark in GCAA play.
» Among national statistical leaders, ranked No. 3 in scoring average, as well as No. 1 in field goals made (319), No. 4 in 3-pointers made (107) and No. 7 in free throw percentage (.866).
» Reached double figures in 30 of 32 games played, with 27 20-point outings, 13 30-point contests and three 40-point outbursts. Also notched seven double-doubles.
» Posted career highs of 41 points versus both Ft. Benning and Georgia Highlands and 19 rebounds against Atlanta Perimeter College.
» As a freshman, averaged 18.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game while helping the Lady Cavaliers to a 23-9 overall record and a 14-6 mark in Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association conference play.
» Nationally, ranked No. 23 in scoring average and No. 9 in free throw percentage (84.4). 
» Scored in double figures in 29 of 32 games, with 17 20-point games, 10 double-doubles and a triple-double of 21 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists against Central Georgia Tech. 
» Poured in a season-high 31 points against Southern Crescent Tech and collected a season-best 14 rebounds versus Georgia Perimeter.

High School
» Attended both Calvary Christian Academy and South Broward High School in South Florida. 
» Ranked as the No. 61 overall and No. 9 wing prospect in the nation by ESPN Hoopgurlz as a senior.