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Georgetown College women's basketball inks a true freshman from Arab, Ala. Shelby Beam, a 5-foot-8 shooting guard, is the newest Tiger.
"Shelby is a great shooter from all areas on the floor," said GC coach Andrea McCloskey. "She does a great job of distributing the basketball to her teammates and hustles for the loose balls."
Those are several key components to the three seniors McCloskey just graduated. The Tigers lost a lot of point production as well as the school's all-time assist leader in the 2013 class.
Beam scored 1,112 points in her four seasons for Arab High School. The guard finished with 619 total rebounds along with 201 steals and 187 assists. She averaged 9.8 points and had 5.5 rebounds per game. Her final three years of high school, she was averaging double-digits, her highest at 11 ppg her sophomore season.
Arab tallied one Marshall County Championship, two area championships, one area runner-up, three sub-region championships, three Sweet 16 appearances and two Elite 8 finishes during Beam's career.
"Shelby is a great addition to the team because not only is she a hard worker on the court, but also in the classroom," McCloskey said.
Georgetown's women's basketball program has a tradition of excelling at both. The Tigers finished the 2013 campaign with a Top 10 ranking and receiving the highest seed in program history to the national tournament as well as having four NAIA Daktronic Scholar Athletes.