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Meighan Simmons's Bio

About Meighan Simmons

MEIGHAN SIMMONS

HEIGHT: 5-9

WEIGHT: 140

BIRTHDATE: Jan. 25, 1992

BIRTHPLACE: Fayetteville, N.C

COLLEGE: Tennessee

HIGH SCHOOL: Byron P. Steele (TX)

WNBA EXPERIENCE: 1 Year

DRAFTED BY: New York, 2014, Third Round (#26)

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent on Feb. 20, 2015

TWITTER HANDLE: @AnointedOne10

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Signed as a free agent with the Storm on Feb. 20, 2015.
  • Nicknamed “Speedy” and called “one of the fastest players I’ve ever coached” by legendary coach Pat Summitt.

2014 HIGHLIGHTS WITH NEW YORK:

  • Played in 3 preseason games with the Liberty before being waived on May 12, 2014
  • Averaged 2.7 points per game and 1.3 rebounds per game in 3 preseason games

OVERSEAS COMPETITION:

  • 2014-15: ICIM Arad, Romainia

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Finished her Lady Vol career with 2,064 points, becoming just the fifth Lady Vol in UT history to reach the 2,000-point plateau. She joined the ranks of Holdsclaw, Gordon, Parker and Catchings
  • Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American – 2014, 2011, Associated Press Third Team All-American – 2013, Associated Press Second Team All-SEC – 2011, Associated Press SEC Newcomer of the Year – 2011
  • Started 127 of 143 career games, ranking fifth and fourth in those categories at UT
  • Career scoring average of 14.4 ranks her No. 9 all-time at Tennessee.

PERSONAL:

  • Full name is Meighan Sharee Simmons
  • Parents are Wayne and Karolyn Simmons
  • Has two sisters, Tawanda Perry and Tynessa, and four brothers, Wayne, Erin, Ryan and Matthew
  • Brother Ryan plays football at Oklahoma State
  • Cousin of NFL linebackers Aaron Curry and Eric Barton
  • Earned a B.A. in psychology in August 2014
  • Recipient of the Landauer & Schmidt Winner’s Circle Scholarship and the Elinor F. Reed Women’s BasketballScholarship Endowment

 

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