#14 Meg Essex
|HOMETOWN||Glamorgan Vale, Qld, Australia|
|HIGH SCHOOL||W. Moreton Anglican College|
|PREVIOUS SCHOOL||South Queensland|
Played in 28 games and started 27...Netted 1,000 career points vs. Queens Jan. 10 and 500 career rebounds vs. Wingate...Posted nine double-doubles this season to equal 12 on her career...Set career high in points at LMU with 34 (T9th in school history) and in rebounds vs. Tusculum with 15...Tallied 54 blocks this season to be seventh in school history in the single season category...Second in school history for career blocks at 204...Made a three-pointer at Queens on Feb. 14...First Team All-Conference (pre- and post-season)...Scored in double-digits in 26 of the 28 contests...Finished the season with 475 points, 15 steals, 36 assists, and 240 rebounds...Averaged 17ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.3apg, 1.9bpg, shooting 51.8 percent from the field and 59.7 percent from the charity stripe...Against NGU combined with Hannah Lepaio to become the first pair of Wolves to nab a double-double in 51 weeks (at that point)...All-ECAC First Team.
Meg started and played in 26 games...Averaged 24 minutes per game...Totaled 160 rebounds...Assisted her teammates 25 times...Totaled 9 steals...Scored 385 points. Firs Team All-Conference Preseason...Career high: 31 points against Brevard Jan. 14, 2017...Jan. 11, 2017 against Coker she broke a school and SAC Record for blocks in a single game; Newberry previous record was 9 blocks by Tiffany Johnson (1999-2000 season) SAC record stood for 25 years by Tonya Roper of Wingate at 12 (1992-1993 season). Second Team All-Conference Postseason.
Named to All-Freshman team...Freshman of the Year...Blocked 2.36 shots per game...Second Team All-Conference Postseason.
Prior to Newberry
Played high school basketball at West Moreton Anglican College in Ipswich, Australia...Played at the University of Southern Queensland in Springfield, Australia before coming to Newberry.
Daughter of Jamie and Michele Essex... Favorite movie is Forrest Gump... Favorite musician is James Bay... Favorite author is John Green... Favorite foods are chocolate and coconut... Favorite athlete is Patty Mills... Favorite Pro Sports Team is the San Antonio Spurs... Favorite quote is "Never, ever, let anyone tell you what you can and can't do. Prove the cynics wrong. Pity them for they have no imagination. The sky's the limit. Your sky. Your limit."- Tom Hiddleston... Favorite hobbies are drawing and playing basketball... Career ambition is to become a professional basketball player and teacher.