VU WBB: First Look at the Freshmen

VU WBB: First Look at the Freshmen

Maggie Morrison and Kady Schrann began their college careers this week when they enrolled in summer school classes at Vanderbilt. Whitney D stopped by the gym on Thursday and shares these photos of the new additions to the team.

During basketball season, the coaching staff and the players on the team spend many hours a week together in practices and games, but during the summer, it's a different story.

While the coaching staff criss-crosses the country to watch prospects during the July evaluation period, the players are on campus attending summer school and working out.

Players are allowed to participate in organized workouts supervised by a strength and conditioning coach, but the NCAA prohibits any coaching by the basketball staff, so the coaches wouldn't be coaching even if they weren't on the recruiting trail.

However, the players themselves are allowed to play together in informal pickup games provided they make the arrangements and run the activities. Any coaching of the new players must be done by the veteran players on the team, so afternoon pickup games aren't just fun and games but also an opportunity to incorporate the new additions into the team.

This year all of the returning players on the women's basketball team were on campus for the first semester of summer school in the month of June while the incoming freshmen enjoyed their last few weeks as regular teenagers before beginning the rigorous life of an SEC student-athlete.

This week the second semester of summer school began, and the new freshmen, Maggie Morrison and Kady Schrann, arrived on campus and joined their new teammates in workouts and pickup games.

The entire team for the 2011-2012 is now on campus, working out together in the mornings and playing pickup several days a week in the late afternoon. It's the time of year when the players get to know each other, and bonding as a team begins in earnest for the long season that lies ahead.

The two true freshmen are Maggie Morrison and Kady Schrann. Maggie is a 5-8 guard from Millersville, Maryland, and Kady is a 5-9 guard from York, Pennsylvania.

Redshirt freshman Clair Watkins spent last season on the sidelines after she tore her ACL last October. She has now been cleared to play.

Christina Foggie and Maggie Morrison

Maggie Morrison

Clair Watkins and Tiffany Clarke

Kady Schrann

Clair Watkins and Maggie Morrison

Clair Watkins

Maggie Morrison

Kady Schrann

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Back: Stephanie Holzer, Clair Watkins, Tiffany Clarke, Jordan Coleman, Elan Brown, Christina Foggie

Front: Kady Schrann, Gabby Smith, Jasmine Lister, Maggie Morrison

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Players by class (based on remaining eligibility):

Freshmen: Maggie Morrison, Clair Wakins and Kady Schrann

Sophomores: Christina Foggie, Stephanie Holzer, Jasmine Lister

Juniors: Elan Brown, Jordan Coleman, Gabby Smith, Tiffany Clark

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Photos copyright 2011 by Whitney D. for Recommended Stories

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