Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Welcomes Four Newcomers to the Hilltop

Sept. 16, 2016

WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball squad welcomed four newcomers to campus for the 2016-17 season. Additionally, Mykia Jones (Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook [Wake Forest]) will be stepping onto the court for the first time after sitting out last season due to NCAA transfer rules.

The season tips off at McDonough Arena as the Hoyas host local rival, George Washington, University on Friday, Nov. 11.

"I'm looking forward to seeing what the contributions of our newcomers will be," said Georgetown Head Coach Natasha Adair. "They will give us more experience and depth inside and out."

Cynthia PetkeCynthia Petke
Yaounde, Cameroon/Chipola College

Prior to Georgetown: Attended Gopal Bilingual International College in Cameroon before coming to the United States ... Spent one season at Hutchinson Community College and one season most recently at Chipola College ... Led Chipola in scoring averaging 14.4 ppg and rebounding with 11.0 rpg ... Playing for Hutchinson, advanced to the national championship game, falling to Chipola ... Was second on the team in scoring at Hutchinson with 15.1 ppg and second in rebounding pulling down 10.3 rpg ... Made the Dean's List at Chipola and the Vice President's List at Hutchinson.

Olivia RamilOlivia Ramil
Binghamton, N.Y./Binghamton

Prior to Georgetown: A four-year starter at Binghamton High School ... Served as team captain as a senior ... Named STAC All-Conference in 2012 and 2016, Earned STAC All-Metro in 2015 ... Team won the STAC as a junior and senior, squad was the Section Four NYS championship in 2016 ... Averaged a double-double as a senior ... Played AAU with iExcel from 2012-16 ... A New York State Scholar-Athlete all four years of high school ... Sister, Jodi-Marie, is a member of the Hoya squad as well.

Morgan SmithMorgan Smith
Upper Marlboro, Md./Riverdale Baptist

Prior to Georgetown: A three-year starter and two-year captain at Bishop McNamara ... Played three years at Bishop McNamara and her final season at Riverdale Baptist ... A three-time All-WCAC honoree earning first team in 2015, second team in 2014 and honorable mention as a freshman ... Named to the Bishop Walsh All-Tournament Team as a junior and senior earning MVP honors her junior year ... Earned a spot on the Dick's National Sporting Goods All-Star Team and the Nike TOC All-Star Team in 2016 ... Named Washington Post All-Met Honorable Mention as a senior and to the third team as a junior ... Played AAU with the Fairfax Stars, Xpress United and Team Takeover NIKE EYBL ... Named to the Boo Williams All-Star Team ... A member of the honor roll and National Honor Society ... Won the St. Andre Bestte Award.

VensonMikayla Venson
Arlington, Va./Yorktown/Virginia

At Virginia: Averaged 15.1 points per game to lead the Cavaliers as a sophomore ... Led the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in free throw percentage, shooting 87.4 percent from the charity stripe ... Set the program's season 3-point record with 70, and finished her career at ninth on the all-time 3-point scoring list with 131 to her credit to tie Dawn Staley ... Had eight 20-point performances as a sophomore, and posted a 12-game double-digit scoring streak ... Named to the Cavalier Classic All-Tournament Team and left Virginia with 837 points over two seasons ... Member of the ACC All-Freshman Team in 2014-15, and set the program record for made 3-pointers by a freshman with 61 ... Second in the ACC in 3-point percentage hitting 41.2 percent from beyond the arc, and averaged 11.9 ppg with four 20-point performances ... Finished the season with seven-straight double-digit scoring efforts including a 22-point performance against Virginia Tech.

Prior to Georgetown: Played one season at Yorktown High School from 2010-11 before an injury sidelined her from high school basketball ... Named the Virginia High School League (VHSL) National District Rookie of the Year and the VHSL National District Co-Player of the Year in 2011 ... Earned VHSL National District First Team All-District and VHSL National District All-Rookie honors in 2011 ... A member of the VHSL National District All-Defensive Team ... Named to the 2011 Virginia Associated Press AAA All-Northern Region First Team and Washington Post Honorable Mention All-Met ... The 2011 Arlington Sun Gazette All-Arlington High School Player of the Year and the 2010-11 Yorktown Girl's Basketball Most Outstanding Player ... Played AAU with Team Takeover in 2013 ... Named the MVP of the New Jersey Sparks Basketball Classic U-16 Tournament and the MVP of the John Smith Bracket at the Boo Williams 16U Nike Invitational Tournament ... Team won both tournaments ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Won the Virginia High School League Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award in 2011 ... Earned the Civic Coalition of Minority Affairs Academic Achievement Award and the 2013-14 National Pan-Hellenic Council Black Scholar Award ... Father, Michael, played basketball at Georgetown from 1989-90 and at James Madison from 1990-94.

Mykia JonesMykia Jones
Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook/Wake Forest

Junior: Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules.

At Wake Forest: Appeared in all 33 games for the Demon Deacons with 10 starts to her credit as a sophomore ... Averaged 4.9 ppg and 1.7 rpg as well as 1.2 apg ... Went 27-of-84 from beyond the arc shooting 32.1 percent for the season ... Had a career-high 16 points in a win over Tennessee Tech and managed 13 points going 3-of-4 from beyond the arc against Missouri ... Saw action in 25 games, making four starts as a freshman ... Averaged 3.2 points and 1.4 rebounds per game ... Made 11 3-pointers and dished out a total of 24 assists ... Had 19 steals ... Shot almost 30 percent from beyond the arc.

Prior to Georgetown: Played two seasons at William G. Enloe High School and her final two seasons at Millbrook High School for Chris East ... Helped lead Millbrook to back-to-back NCHSAA 4-A State Championships in 2012 and 2013 ... Scored 15 points in the championship in 2013 ... Team was a perfect 33-0 in 2012-13 ... Averaged over 14 points and four steals per game as a junior ... Is a three-time Cap-8 All-Conference player ... Was a member of Enloe's back-to-back Cap-8 Conference regular season and tournament championship teams ... Is a three-star recruit according to ESPN HoopGurlz ... Was a member of the J4 Elite AAU team coached by Michael "Cookie" Jones ... Help J4 Elite to four tournament titles over the last three seasons.

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