Westmoreland campus clippings: Jeannette grad Ciara Gregory lands grad assistant job
Former Jeannette standout Ciara Gregory has a bond with the Charlotte women’s basketball program.
The former 49ers sharpshooter has lived in the Charlotte area since she graduated a couple of years ago, and she routinely keeps up with the team.
The 3-point record-holder will be around the program a lot more now. She is part of the team again.
Gregory is joining Cara Consuegra’s coaching staff as a graduate manager.
“I missed hoops,” said Gregory, who is the all-time leading scorer at Jeannette. “I really got the coaching itch. It’s a great opportunity to get my feet wet in this position and to test the waters.”
As part of the grad-assistant accord, Gregory will pursue a master’s degree at the university. She has been working for Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Gregory’s duties as a team assistant will include video and scouting projects, helping with recruiting visits, handling the team’s social media accounts, assisting with team practices and coordinating community service work.
Charlotte 3-point records for makes (235) and attempts (695) belong to Gregory, who made six or more 3-pointers seven times. She had a 35-point game against Davidson, a home arena record.
She scored 1,031 career points for the 49ers.
Gregory graduated in 2017 with a major in psychology and a minor in American studies. Her master’s will be in arts and liberal studies with a focus on psychology.
She will help coach another former WPIAL standout, recent Franklin Regional grad Cali Konek, a freshman at Charlotte.
Akron: Redshirt freshman Logan Hawkins (Penn-Trafford) started at defensive tackle for the Zips in a 43-3, season-opening loss to Illinois.
Lafayette: Freshman running back John Gay IV (Penn-Trafford) made the most of his first college start, rushing for 33 yards and catching a 26-yard touchdown pass in a 30-17 loss to William & Mary.
St. Francis (Pa.): Redshirt sophomore Gio Vonne Sanders (Jeannette) started at strong safety and made three tackles in a 14-13 win over Lehigh. Sanders joined the Red Flash after transferring from Pitt, where he had committed to wrestle.
Mt. Aloysius: Senior setter Emma Pevarnik (Hempfield) posted her 1,000th career assist — the sixth player in program history to get that many — in a match against Washington & Jefferson. She crept closer to the milestone with a 28-assist effort against Ursinus.
Saint Vincent: Host SVC split a pair of matches in the season-opening Bearcat Challenge. The Bearcats blanked Pitt-Greensburg, 3-0, and lost to Allegheny, 3-1.
Senior Sarah Wozniak led with 10 kills against Pitt-Greensburg and added 12 against Allegheny, and freshman Carly Augustine (Latrobe) had 18 kills and 40 assists in the two matches.
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .