Arlington, Va. – Marymount University’s women’s basketball team added former standout Maame Amponsah as an assistant coach for the 2011-12 season, head coach Ashlee Courter announced on Thursday. Amponsah recently completed her playing career with the Saints and was named the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a senior.
“Maame is a great addition to our staff,” Courter said. “Obviously her familiarity with the program is a plus, but she also has the on-court experience and knowledge of how to succeed at the Division III level and in the Capital Athletic Conference.”
As a senior, Amponsah led the CAC and D-III in rebounding and posted 17 double-doubles en route to CAC Player of the Year honors in 2011. She grabbed the most rebounds in a season at Marymount, fifth most ever in the CAC in a season, and set the single game record with 22 against Frostburg State.
A First Team All-CAC selection, Amponsah was also Second Team D3Hoops.Com All-Atlantic Region, First Team VaSID All-State, Richmond Times Dispatch All-State and Third Team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District. She also garnered Marymount Female Co-Athlete of the Year honors.
Marymount went 13-10 last season and made its 12th-straight CAC semifinals appearance and 19th overall. The Saints take on five opponents that made last year’s NCAA Division III Tournament and tip-off the season November 15 at Randolph-Macon.