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Galvin set to join Knights next season | bellarmine

by Chris Cooper, Assistant Sports Information Director

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — New Bellarmine University women’s basketball coach Chancellor Duganhas announced the signing of forward Sarah Galvin from Hendersonville, Tenn. to a National Letter of Intent to suit up for the Knights next season.

bellarmineThe 5-11 Galvin is a recent graduate from Pope John Paul II Academy, finishing her prep career as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,174 points. As a senior, she averaged 18.8 points and 8.4 rebounds on her way to earning Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State honors.

In addition to all-state honors, Galvin was named the Sumner Country Player of the Year and led Pope John Paul II to a school-record 24 wins. She developed the reputation as a prolific scorer, eclipsing the 20 point plateau 13 times, with a season high 31 against Harpeth Hall. During her junior campaign, Galvin broke the school’s single-game scoring record by pouring in 47 points, hitting 10-11 free throws, in a 69-64 double-overtime victory over Father Ryan Academy.

“I am excited to join a team with a lot of upperclassmen,” said Galvin. “I’m eager to learn from my teammates and also do what I can to help the team win.”

Galvin’s late grandfather, Jerry Day, played for the Knights and Coach Alex Groza from 1959-62. During her signing ceremony, Galvin honored her grandfather by wearing his BU lettermen jacket which was given to her when she committed. “My grandpa was a big influence on my life, it felt really special to wear his jacket when I signed.”

Galvin is the second signee of the 2013 class, joining Mary Dye from South Oldham High School. The duo will join a Bellarmine squad that returns six of its top seven scorers from last year’s team as well as redshirt senior Lauren Jones, who sat out the 2011-12 season with an injury.

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