By Florida A&M Sports Information
Antonia Bennett had a stellar four-year career with the FAMU Lady Rattlers. She capped her time with the Lady Rattlers by winning the MEAC Player of the Year award for 2012, leading her squad to a 21-win season. After acquiring her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in May, Bennett began working out for professional teams and leagues across the globe. While the WNBA is the desire of most college basketball players in America, the success and reputation of the European women’s leagues was not a let down by any means.
Coach LeDawn Gibson was excited, but not surprised that Bennett got the opportunity. “We knew Antonia was the caliber of player that could play at the next level. Combine that with the work ethic that she displayed, it’s no surprise to us that she’ll have the opportunity to play at the next level,” Gibson said.
Continue reading Bennett Signs With European Basketball League
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Women’s Basketball
Tallahassee, Fla. (Feb. 29, 2012) The Lady Rattlers will be closing out their season tomorrow afternoon against the Morgan State Lady Bears, who beat the Rattlers last season, 63-54 in the regular season match up.
The Lady Rattlers are currently tied for second in the MEAC standings with Howard at 13-2. The Lady Bears on the other hand are second to last in the MEAC standings with a record of 3-12.
Continue reading Game Preview: Florida A&M (13-2 MEAC, 22-4 Overall) vs. Morgan State (3-12 MEAC, 6-22 Overall)
Feb. 12, 2012
The (17-6, 10-1) Florida A&M Lady Rattlers were again unable to beat the (18-7, 10-2) Howard University on the road. The loss snapped the teams 14 game winning streak. And, gave the Lady Bison their fourth straight win.
The Lady Rattlers were led by Antonia Bennett, who finished the game with 25 points and 11 rebounds.
Continue reading 14 Game Winning Streak Ended by Howard, 68-61
By Ariel Bedford
The FAMU Lady Rattlers’ winning streak nearly matches the losing streak for the Lady Eagles of North Carolina Central University. So it was no surprise that FAMU was leading the Eagles 11-4 with just under 16 minutes into the game…. Continue reading College Basketball (W): FAMU 102-NCCU 66 (Blitz Analysis)
Before the FAMU-North Carolina Central game, we spoke with the guys announcing the game to get their take on the matchup-check it out below:
FAMU vs NCCU Pre-Game
After coming off a four-game losing streak, the Lady Rattlers were able to come together to defeat the Golden Eagles, Tuesday night at the Reed-Green Colliseum in Hattiesburg.
“It’s great to win,” head coach LeDawn Gibson told reporters. ” We played great basketball in the first half, and fell off some with their press in the second half. We solved the press and I was very pleased with the team effort.”
Senior Qiana Donald led the Rattlers with a double-double of 20 points and a game-high 17 rebounds that included 10 offensive rebounds.
Continue reading Lady Rattlers Defeat University of Southern Mississippi 77-66