ICC women’s basketball program lands three-time MVP

By Adam Gore/ICC Sports Information Department

FULTON – Itawamba Community College head women’s basketball coach Nanci Gray introduced Calhoun Academy’s Kelci McCormick as the newest member of the 2011-12 Lady Indians on Tuesday.

“I’m really excited to be at ICC,” said McCormick. “I’m glad I get the chance to play with coaches like Coach Gray and Coach (Robin) Porter. I’m sure I’m going to have a lot of fun and we’re going to have a good season.”

McCormick helped lead the Lady Cougars to the North State Tournament where they dropped a heart-breaking loss to eventual tournament champion Sharkey-Issaquena Academy this past season.

“I’ve been very proud of Kelci over the past several years and I know she will be a good asset to the ICC program,” said Calhoun Academy head coach Forrest Daws. “She has the unique ability to be both a leader and a role player with her versatile ball handling and shooting skills.”

The Bruce native took care of business on and off the court averaging 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assist to be named team MVP for three-straight seasons while earning Valedictorian honors in the classroom.

“Kelci is the type of individual that can really give a team a shot in the arm,” said Coach Gray. “She has extremely good ball handling skills and has a pure shooters touch. Her work ethic is proven on the floor, but proven even more by her abilities in the classroom as well.”

For more information on ICC basketball and the nine other intercollegiate athletic programs visit the college website at www.iccms.edu.