Published Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 3:03 pm / Updated at 7:52 pm
UNO's Lindley announces infusion of newcomers

UNO women’s basketball coach Chance Lindley announced Tuesday the addition of four transfers and a walk-on to the program.

Brianna Bogard, a 5-foot-7 junior guard, is a Division I transfer from East Tennessee State, while three others transferred from junior college: 6-4 center Janairrika Bland and guards Felicia Anderson and Lanese Bough. The walk-on joining the program is point guard Felicia Coleman of Winter Park, Fla.

Bogard played 10 games her sophomore season at East Tennessee State, averaging 4.5 points after playing in all 30 of the Buccaneers’ games as a freshman and averaging 5.2 points.

Bland, from Edwards, Miss., was a Southern Mississippi recruit out of high school but never played there after having open heart surgery before the 2010-11 season. Bland also sat out the 2011-12 season to recover before enrolling at MCC-Penn Valley in Kansas City, Mo. She averaged 23.9 points and 13.6 rebounds per game, ranking third in NJCAA Division II in scoring and eighth in rebounding last year.

Anderson is a 5-6 native of East Palo Alto, Calif., who played two seasons at Mission (Calif.) College, leaving as the school’s career scoring leader (1,266 points). She averaged 21.3 points per game as a sophomore and was named league MVP.

Bough, 5-10, is from Christiansted, Virgin Islands. She played point guard the last two years at Panola (Texas) College, and averaged 6.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists as a sophomore.

Coleman, 5-5, played at Trinity Prep High School and set the career assists record while averaging 17.4 points, 5.4 assists and 2.0 steals per game as a senior. She averaged 6.8 assists as a junior, fifth in the state of Florida.

Four others have left the program. Forward Stacia Gebers, a starter as a sophomore who played a reserve role last season, is pursuing a triple major and is concentrating on academics. Forward Casse Vaughn, a regular reserve as a junior, returned home to pursue a career in law enforcement. And two who played sparingly as freshmen have transferred: forward Allison Jackson to Iowa Western and guard Kate Bayes to Division II Fort Lewis (Colo.).

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