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Women's Basketball Inks Five Student-Athletes to NLIs
Nov. 29, 2011
BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team has announced the signing of five student-athletes to National Letters of Intent, Head Coach Joe Logan announced Tuesday.
Joining the program will be Brittany Butler (Elkridge, Md./Howard), Diana Logan (Waldorf, Md./North Point HS), Tiffany Padgett (Laurel, Md./Pallotti), Jeneh Perry (Chattanooga, Tenn./Girls Prepatory School) and Bryanna Robinson (Brandywine, Md./Georgetown Day School). The five signed National Letters of Intent during the NCAA early signing period between November 9 and November 16.
Butler, Logan, Padgett and Robinson add to the local flavor of the team, as the four will join seven current Greyhounds who played their high school basketball in the state of Maryland. Perry makes the furthest trip of any of the five incoming student-athletes, coming to Baltimore from Chattanooga, Tenn.
"We are excited to have five quality student-athletes joining the Greyhound women's basketball family," said Head Coach Joe Logan. "To have four local student-athletes coming in speaks to the high-quality of the programs in the Baltimore area and the state of Maryland as a whole. Each of our recruits have performed well both on and off the court and will be valuable members of the Loyola community."
Butler (left) is in her senior season at Howard High School, where she was an Honorable Mention All-County selection as a junior in 2010-11. Butler was among the leaders in Howard County in four categories, ranking 13th in scoring and free throws, third in steals and ninth in assists. She helped Howard to the Maryland Class 3A State Finals as a junior.
Butler, who plans to major in education, led Howard with 4.2 steals a game as a junior and was key in helping the team hold opponents to a state-best 31.9 points per game.
Logan (right in grey suit), a 5-foot-11 left-handed guard, is in her senior season at North Point High School after spending two years at Riverdale Baptist. She was recently rated a three-star guard prospect on ESPNU HoopGurlz. The Waldorf, Md., native averaged 10 points and four rebounds in two seasons at Riverdale and helped the team to a national ranking in both seasons.
Logan, who carried a 4.4 GPA last school year, will major in art and minor in mathematics at Loyola.
Padgett (left), who is entering her fourth season at Pallotti, has averaged 12.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 3.0 blocks per game in her first three years with the Lady Panthers. She was an All-Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland selection and a First Team All-Prince George's County honoree in 2010 and 2011.
Prior to the beginning of her senior season, Padgett also was a Preseason All-Met selection by the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun. She intends to major in business at Loyola.
Perry (right) helped Girls Preparatory School to a 23-1 record and the Division II-AA Tennessee state title as a junior last season. The six-foot forward was named to the all-tournament team, averaging 8.5 points and eight rebounds in two games.
Along with being a standout on the court, Perry also excelled on the track, placing fourth in the shot put at last year's Spring Fling. She plans to major in biology at Loyola, having earned GPS's Biology award as a junior.
Also a three-star guard prospect, Robinson (left) played two seasons at St. Mary's Ryken before transferring to Georgetown Day School for her senior season. Robinson was the third leading scorer at St. Mary's as a sophomore, while ranking second in assists and second in rebounds. She was a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference All-Conference selection in 2010-11 and plans to major in business.