Former UNC women's basketball player Stephanie Mavunga announces transfer to Ohio State
The final domino fell on Friday in what’s been a summer of depletion for the North Carolina women’s basketball team. All-ACC forward Stephanie Mavunga, who was granted her release by UNC to purse a transfer on June 19, took to Twitter to announce she is transferring to Ohio State. She is the third Tar Heel to transfer this summer.
Questions abound for the North Carolina women’s basketball team
The North Carolina women’s basketball program might have lost two of its top contributors from the 2014-15 season. On June 19, Allisha Gray, who led the Tar Heels with 15.8 points per game during her sophomore campaign, announced that she was transferring to South Carolina. Mere hours after Gray said she would be a Gamecock, Stephanie Mavunga, the Tar Heels’ All-ACC center, was given a release to speak to other programs about transferring.
Stephanie Mavunga Given Permission To Explore Transfer
UNC has granted women’s basketball player Stephanie Mavunga’s release to speak with other schools about the possibility of transferring. “It’s with a heavy heart that I have asked for, and been granted permission to talk to other teams and explore transfer opportunities,” said Mavunga. “I wish to thank Coach Hatchell, the whole coaching staff and my teammates and fans for their support."
Stephanie Mavunga Selected For U.S. Pan Am Women's Basketball Team
North Carolina sophomore forward Stephanie Mavunga will play on the 2015 U.S. Pan American Women’s Basketball Team, USA Basketball announced Sunday. Mavunga previously competed on the USA Women’s U16 National Team in 2011, helping to bring home the gold medal. The 12-member team was chosen after three days of trials with 51 total college athletes vying for a spot.
Turner's Take: Cherry Bomb
Seventeen days after she hit a last-second shot to force overtime against Louisville in the ACC Tournament, freshman Jamie Cherry did it again. Only this time, it was for the win. The Tar Heels played an immaculate first half, taking a 50-32 lead into intermission on the back of 18 points from Stephanie Mavunga, four three-pointers from Brittany Rountree and just two turnovers. But Ohio State didn’t quit.
Stephanie Mavunga's Monster Game Leads UNC Over Jackets
UNC made sure their coach’s return to the ACC Women’s Tournament resulted in a win. Led by 23 points, 16 rebounds and 8 blocks from All-ACC forward Stephanie Mavunga, the sixth-seeded Tar Heels shook off 11th-seeded Georgia Tech and rolled to an 84-64 second-round win on Thursday night. The Tar Heels (24-7) advance to Friday’s 8 p.m. quarterfinal game against third-seeded Louisville.
Allisha Gray, Stephanie Mavunga Named First Team All-ACC
North Carolina sophomores Allisha Gray and Stephanie Mavunga earned first team All-ACC honors on Tuesday, as voted on by the Blue Ribbon Panel. Gray, from Sandersville, Georgia., leads UNC in scoring with 16.1 points and ranks second on the club with 7.9 rebounds and 42 steals. Mavunga has averaged 14.0 points and a team-leading 8.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.
Stephanie Mavunga's Buzzer Beater Tops Virginia
Stephanie Mavunga’s putback layup at the buzzer gave No. 15 North Carolina a 72-70 nail-biting victory over Virginia on Thursday. Mavunga led North Carolina (23-6, 10-5 ACC) with 23 points and eight rebounds. N’Dea Bryant added 13 points off the bench for her third-straight game in double figures and Brittany Rountree had 10 points in her final regular season game at Carmichael Arena.
UNC Women Hold Off Miami, 66-65
Jamie Cherry’s two free throws with 1.7 seconds left gave No. 17 North Carolina a 66-65 victory at Miami on Sunday. North Carolina (22-6, 9-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) was paced by 15 points from Allisha Gray and 14 points and 14 rebounds by Stephanie Mavunga. N’Dea Bryant and Brittany Rountree added 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Carolina Women Fall To No. 9 Louisville
Stephanie Mavunga had 14 points and 10 rebounds for No. 17 North Carolina in a 75-66 setback at ninth-ranked Louisville on Sunday. North Carolina (20-6, 7-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) also received 14 points from Jamie Cherry and Allisha Gray. Mariya Moore scored 28 points to pace Louisville (22-3, 10-2). Myisha Hines-Allen added 13 points.
No. 13 North Carolina Women Fall 61-56 at Syracuse
No. 13 North Carolina dropped a 61-56 decision at 25th-ranked Syracuse on Thursday evening from the Carrier Dome. North Carolina (18-5, 5-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) got 14 points and 13 rebounds from Stephanie Mavunga, her team-leading ninth double-double of the season. Allisha Gray added 12 points and Jessica Washington tossed in 10 off the bench.
Stephanie Mavunga Earns Third ACC Player Of The Week Honor
UNC forward Stephanie Mavunga has been named the ACC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the third time this season, as announced Monday afternoon by the conference office. Mavunga notched her team-leading eighth double-double of the season with a 25-point, 14-rebound performance on Sunday in the 72-60 victory over Boston College.
UNC Women Come Back To Top Boston College
Stephanie Mavunga had 25 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 16 North Carolina to a 72-60 come-from-behind victory over Boston College on Sunday. North Carolina (18-4, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) held the Eagles scoreless the final seven minutes, 34 seconds when the game was in the balance, tied 60-60.
UNC Women Fall To Duke In Overtime
Allisha Gray scored 20 points for No. 12 North Carolina in a 74-67 loss in overtime to 15th-ranked Duke on Sunday evening. The Tar Heels (17-4, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) got 15 points and 15 rebounds from Stephanie Mavunga, while Latifah Coleman scored 13 of her 14 points in the first half. Elizabeth Williams scored a career-high 33 points for Duke (14-6, 5-2 ACC).
Notre Dame Women Top Carolina Thursday Night
Allisha Gray scored 20 points for No. 12 North Carolina in an 89-79 setback to No. 7 Notre Dame on Thursday night. North Carolina (15-3, 2-2 ACC) received 13 points and 11 rebounds from Stephanie Mavunga and Jamie Cherry added 10 points off the bench. Carolina will visit Clemson on Sunday at 2 p.m.