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Amani Franklin Named Winthrop Women’s Basketball Director of Operations

ROCK HILL SC—Former University of Kentucky player Amani Franklin, a native of Stone Mountain, Georgia, has been named the Director of Basketball Operations for Winthrop women’s basketball, it was announced today by head coach Kevin Cook. Franklin was a four-year member of the Kentucky Wildcats team that reached the 2010 NCAA Tournament Elite 8.  She […]

Gavin Joins NBA’s Orlando Magic For 2016 Summer League

ROCK HILL, SC— Former Winthrop men’s basketball standout Jimmy Gavin signed a contract to play with the NBA’s Orlando Magic for the 2016 summer league. Gavin, who worked out for the Orlando on May 20th in a pre-draft workout, signed with the Magic following Thursday’s NBA Draft. Gavin has been working tirelessly to prepare for […]

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Winthrop Women’s Basketball Team Will Play In 2016 Paradise Jam

ROCK HILL, SC—The Winthrop women’s basketball team is set to play in the 2016 Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands when the Eagles travel to the Caribbean during Thanksgiving for the three-day tournament that will take place Nov. 24-26 at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center in Charlotte Amalie. The Eagles will begin […]

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Former LSU Standout Ashley Johnson Named Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach

ROCK HILL SC—Winthrop women’s basketball coach Kevin Cook has announced that former LSU standout Ashley Johnson has been hired as an assistant coach leaving one coaching position still to be filled. Johnson’s playing career spanned from 2004 to 2008 as she helped lead LSU to four consecutive appearances in the Final Four and three Southeastern […]

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Winthrop’s Cooper Named Big South Women’s Field Athlete of the Year

ROCK HILL, SC—Fresh off her third place hammer throw finish and earning All-American honors at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Winthrop junior Marthaline Cooper has been voted the 2016 Big South Conference Women’s Field Athlete of the Year by the league’s head coaches. Cooper (Providence, RI) had an amazing year as she captured […]

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Winthrop Baseball Has Two Drafted, One Free Agent Sign

ROCK HILL, SC.—Winthrop senior catcher Roger Gonzalez and junior pitcher Matt Crohan were drafted in the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft and senior pitcher Sam Kmiec has signed a free agent contract. Gonzalez (Miami, FL) was taken in the 22nd round as the 652nd pick by the Oakland Athletics while Crohan (Jamesport, NY) was drafted […]

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Winthop Volleyball Adds Allen McCreary To Coaching Staff

ROCK HILL, SC – Winthrop volleyball head coach Bruce Atkinson has announced the hiring of Allen McCreary as an assistant coach. McCreary joins the Eagle volleyball program after spending the last five seasons as the head coach at the University of California Merced. “I would like to thank Coach Atkinson and the entire Winthrop athletic […]

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