Dearica Hamby Tabbed 2014-15 Marge Crisp Award Winner
Dearica Hamby
July 24, 2015

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@DemonDeacons)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dearica Hamby, formerly a member of the Wake Forest women’s basketball team, has been named the Marge Crisp Award winner for 2014-15, which is awarded annually to the top female student-athlete at Wake Forest.

During her stellar 2014-15 season, Hamby became the first Wake Forest women’s basketball player to be named first team All-ACC twice in her career and on April 16, she became the first Demon Deacon selected in the WNBA Draft, going to the San Antonio Stars as the No. 6-overall selection. At the end of her senior campaign, Hamby found herself atop to program’s career points scored list with 1,801 and career rebounds list with 1,021.

The 6-3 forward earned All-America honorable mention honors from both the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Associated Press this season. She was also a Wade Trophy Finalist and a WBCA All-Region selection.

Through her first 17 games with San Antonio, Hamby is averaging 8.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game and had earned her first professional start against the Phoenix Mercury. To date, she has started 16 of the 17 game she’s played in.

Marge Crisp was a pioneer in women’s athletics at Wake Forest. She was inducted into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 for her role in shaping women's athletics and established Wake Forest's physical education program for women, founded the intramural sports program for women and later led the university's efforts to organize intercollegiate athletics for women. She served as director of women's athletics from 1971 to 1974.

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