FORT MYERS, Fla. – Florida Gulf Coast University head women's basketball coach Karl Smesko has announced that Jenna Cobb (New Holland, Ohio/Miami Trace HS, Butler), formerly of Butler University, will join the Eagle program for the 2012-13 academic year.
Cobb will have two years of eligibility but will have to sit out the 2012-13 season due to NCAA four-year transfer rules.
“Jenna is a really good addition for us,” said Smesko. “She is a proven Division I starter and can play either guard position.”
Cobb, a 2012 Horizon League All-Defensive Team selection, led the Bulldogs and ranked third in the Horizon League and 33rd in the nation with 2.8 steals per game. She started 28 of 30 games and averaged 6.8 points and 4.6 rebounds while playing 29.8 minutes per game. In her two seasons at Butler she played in 63 games (started 29) and registered 102 steals.
Cobb, a member of the Butler Athletic Director's Honor Roll and Horizon League Academic Honor Roll, is the seventh addition to the 2012-13 FGCU roster. She joins freshmen Amanda Moore (Seymour, Ind./Seymour HS), DyTiesha Dunson (Albany, Ga./Westover HS), Jamie Gluesing (Greendale, Wisc./Solon HS), Bethany Murrell (New Palestine, Ind./New Palestine HS), Katie Meador (Salem Communuity HS/Salem, Ill.) and Taylor Gradinjan (Cudahy HS/ Cudahy, Wisc.), who all signed National Letters of Intent.
The Eagles are coming of the most historic season in its Division I history, advancing to the NCAA Tournament and earning a No. 12 seed in the Raleigh Region. Led by three-time Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year Karl Smesko, FGCU finished with a 29-3 overall record that included a league-first 18-0 mark in the A-Sun. The Eagles verified the conference’s third-ever unbeaten regular season by cruising through the Atlantic Sun Tournament, taking the league’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament with a convincing 67-39 win over second-seeded and 20-game winner Stetson. The Green and Blue, with their seven trifectas vs. St. Bonaventure in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, set the NCAA record for three-pointers in a season (342).