WOMEN'S HOOP ANNOUNCES SIGNING OF TWO STUDENT-ATHLETES
DURHAM, N.H. – Head coach Maureen Magarity and her staff announced Wednesday that Bridgette McKnight (East Norriton, Pa.) and Sarah-Marie Frankenberger (Gross Gerau, Germany) have each signed on to join the University of New Hampshire women's basketball program and attend the school this fall.
McKnight, a 5-10 forward from the Peddie School, posted more than 600 points and 700 rebounds, while playing in 103 of 105 games for her career as a four-year starter for the Falcons.
"Bridgette is a proven winner. The success she has experienced during her career at Peddie will be invaluable to our program," said Magarity. "Her toughness in the post, high basketball IQ and rebounding ability, will be tremendous assets to our team this season."
In her stint at Peddie, McKnight was named both Second Team and Third Team All-Prep, twice. She helped lead the Falcons to an 88-17 record, on their way to winning four NJIAA Prep A State Championships and four Mid-Atlantic Prep League titles. The Falcons were also nationally ranked three out of her four years and were ranked in the Top 25 by ESPN and USA Today during her senior season.
Additionally, McKnight was a three-time NJIAA Prep A state champion shot-putter for the track and field team and also helped the Falcons win a state championship on the field hockey squad.
Frankenberger, a 5-10 forward, played in the European Basketball College Exposure Camp earlier this year in Bonn, Germany, and was named MVP of the event. Last season she played for the German National U20/21 Team, averaging 6.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest in nine games, while posting a 58.3 percent shooting clip from the floor. She has played with the European Championship squad each of the last three years, posting 6.3 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in that span.
"Sarah brings experience and maturity after playing this summer in the U20 FIBA European Championships," said Magarity. "She is a pure shooter, good athlete and is a true competitor."
She helped lead the national team to a 13th-place finish in the European Championships last season. In the year prior, Frankenberger helped Germany take third place at the Championships, and hit the game-winner in the semifinals in 2007 to earn second place.
Last year she was named First Team DBBL for the Rhein Main Baskets and Second Team DBBL while playing for the Bender Baskets. In the two seasons prior she earned Second Team DBBL honors while suiting up for ASC Theresianum Mainz.