Hammonds latest women’s hoops player to graduate
Courtesy: Charlotte Sports Information
          Release: 05/12/2014
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball standout Ny Hammonds became the latest member of the program to graduate from the university when she participated in commencement activities over the weekend inside Halton Arena. The Concord, N.C., native earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology.

Hammonds, an All-Conference USA Second Team selection, finished her career this past season as the Niners’ all-time leader with 496 assists. She became the sixth player in NCAA history with back-to-back triple-doubles, accomplishing the rare feats in her final two home games against FIU Feb. 26 and Marshall March 1.

She helped guide Charlotte to its 12th-straight postseason appearance, reaching the WNIT First Round. The 49ers are one of only 12 programs nationally to garner postseason bids in each of the last 12 years.

She was tabbed the March 3 Conference USA Player of the Week after her historic accomplishments, which also placed her on the NCAA’s Starting Five and gave her a mention in ESPN.com’s Graham Hays’ “She Also Starred” weekend wrap-up column.

Hammonds is the second Charlotte women’s basketball student-athlete to graduate in 2013-14, joining Jessica Johnson who completed her requirements in December 2013. Johnson medically retired from the team prior to the season and did not play at all.

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