LEE ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS
Talented junior transfer forward Hannah Garrett has signed on to continue her basketball career with the Lee University women’s basketball program.
The Lee women’s basketball team has sustained 16 years of 20-plus wins through the power of recruiting and developing talent under head coach Marty Rowe. Garrett provides an exclamation point to a talented recruiting class tasked with replacing three 1,000-point scorers in Abby Bertram, Lindsey Roddy and Becca Cheeks along with key contributors Nicky Widenski and Taylor Boggess.
Garrett, a 6-foot versatile post player, transfered from a Tennessee Tech program that went 17-13 last season with a 10-8 mark in the Ohio Valley Conference.
“We’re excited to add Hannah to our team, she’s a very talented offensive forward that shoots the ball at a high level,” said Coach Rowe. “Coming from Tennessee Tech and Clarkrange High School, she’s been coached at a high level and knows what it takes to win. We think she’s a perfect fit for our program on and off the floor.”
As a player at Clarkrange, Garrett had a very success prep career as a two-time Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Division I Class A All-State team member in 2017-18. She was also a two-time First Team All-Tri-Lakes Conference selection, three-time District 7A All-Tournament Team honoree and earned Region 4-A All-Tournament Team recognition three years in a row. Garrett was named to the TLC All-Freshman Team, as well as All-Defensive Team as a sophomore and received District 7A Honorable Mention All-Tournament honors as a freshman.
“I am so excited to add Hannah to our program,” said associate head coach Jan Spangler. “After getting to know her and her family it is clear that she’s the type of person and player who can have an immediate impact on this team and only add to the culture of our program.”
“I’ve come to a new season in my life and God has opened doors for me during this process that I never imagined. I chose Lee because after talking with Coach Rowe and Coach Spangler, I felt an instant connection with them,” said Garrett. “I also instantly fell in love with the campus as well as the city of Cleveland. I am looking forward to getting on campus and becoming a part of the Lee community.”
Garrett noted that Ecclesiastes 3:1 says there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens and that has been of particular encouragement to her during this transition. As the old saying goes, “timing is everything” and it appears the timing is just right for Garrett and the Lady Flames.