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E. Stuart James Grant Center

The Grant Center arena is home of the Cougars'Women's Basketball team. This facility features retractable bleachers that seat more than 2,500 Averett fans that surround the main court. There are also volleyball courts on either side of the wooden main court, which are utilized for team practice or additional competition space during tournaments. Read More

Liz Hickey

Head Coach

Liz Hickey has served as the Averett University womens basketball head coach since April 2011. In addition to her coaching duties at Averett, Hickey has served as the departments senior woman administrator since June 2015.

Hickeys 2015-16 Averett squad produced one of the best seasons in program history. The Cougars matched their second-highest overall win total by going 14-12 while finishing 9-7 in the competitive USA South Conference.

In her first five seasons at the helm, Hickey has produced one D3hoops.com All-Region selection, six USA South All-Conference selections and the 2014-15 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) State Rookie of the Year. She also had one player earn 2015-16 Academic All-America honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

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Morgan Crawford

Assistant Coach

Morgan Crawford joined the Averett University womens basketball coaching staff as an assistant in June 2015.

In her first season as an assistant coach, Crawford helped guide the Cougars to 14 wins while coaching one USA South All-Conference First Team selection.

Prior to Averett, Crawford gained valuable coaching experience through working as a volunteer assistant coach at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she served among a four-member coaching staff during the 2014-15 season.

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Abby Bailey

Assistant Coach

Abby Bailey joined the womens basketball program as an assistant coach in the summer of 2015.

In her first season as an assistant coach, Bailey helped guide the Cougars to 14 wins while coaching one USA South All-Conference First Team selection.

Bailey, a native of Prince George, Virginia, played basketball at Averett all four years of her collegiate career as a forward. Prior to joining Averetts coaching staff, Bailey worked as a ninth grade health and physical education teacher for Danville Public Schools.

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