2014-15 Women's Basketball Deposits
Women's Basketball
#3 Akilah Bethel
Position: Guard
Height: 6'0"
Class: Junior
Experience: Transfer
City/State: Baltimore, Md.
High School: Academy of Holy Cross
Other College: West Virginia
Major: Mass Communications
Born: 04/15/1993
Akilah Bethel Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 10/24/2013

Versatile guard who transfers from West Virginia to LSU … Due to NCAA rules, will sit out the 2013-14 season … Will be a junior and eligible to play for the Lady Tigers during the 2014-15 season … Played her freshman and sophomore seasons at West Virginia after starring at Academy of Holy Cross in Kensington, Md. 

Saw action in 17 games and averaged 3.0 points per contest before sustaining a season-ending knee injury on Jan. 19 against Baylor … Scored seven points with three assists, four rebounds and two steals in a loss to LSU at the FIU Thanksgiving Classic on Nov. 23.

Played in 25 games and averaged 3.8 points and 10.8 minutes per contest … Recorded a pair of double-figure scoring games, including 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting against North Carolina Central … Led WVU with a season-best nine rebounds in the Big East Championship semifinals against Notre Dame … Was perfect from the free throw line on six occasions, shooting 66.7 percent (14-of-21) for the season … Played in all five postseason games.

Prepped at Academy of Holy Cross in Kensington, Md., and was named team MVP as a senior after producing 12.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.5 steals per game … Named first-team all-conference in the prestigious Washington Catholic Athletic Conference … Eclipsed 1,000 points for her career and was a first-team All-Gazette selection … Helped Holy Cross to a 15-4 team record and the WCAC semifinal game as a senior.

Born April 15, 1993 in Baltimore, Md. … Daughter of Robert Bethel and Tammy Irvine … Has two older brothers – Vernon and Morgan and one older sister – Monatara … Majoring in mass communications.


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