Hollie Mershon

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Hollie Mershon
No. 11 – Udominate Basket
PositionPoint Guard and Shooting Guard
LeagueEurocup
Personal information
Born9/26/1990
Philadelphia, PA
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)
Career information
High schoolArchbishop Carroll, Radnor, PA
CollegeDrexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Career highlights and awards
2013 WNIT Champion and MVP

Hollie Elizabeth Mershon (born September 26, 1990) is an American professional basketball player currently playing for Udominate Basket in Umeå, Sweden, Eurocup Division. Mershon played her rookie professional year 2013 to 2014 in the Euroleague as point guard for the Kibirstis Vici Iki team in Vilnius, Lithuania. In 2017, Mershon was named as one of the Top 20 Players of all time in the WNIT, Women's National Invitation Tournament.[1]

Early years[edit]

Mershon was born on September 26, 1990, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a high school senior at Archbishop Carroll High School in Radnor, Pennsylvania, she led her team in tournament scoring to win the Pennsylvania State Championship in Division AAA of women's basketball.[2]

She played her college career at Drexel University in Philadelphia.[3][4] She led the 2013 team, coached by Denise Dillon, to win the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) championship[5] and was named the All Tournament MVP.[6] (Contests won en route to the championship: Iona College, Harvard University, Bowling Green University, Auburn University, University of Florida and University of Utah). At Drexel, she is the 6th all-time leading scorer and 3rd all time in assists.

Drexel statistics[edit]

Source[7]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009-10 Drexel 27 68 36.4 27.5 100.0 2.1 0.9 0.4 0.1 2.5
2010-11 Drexel 32 312 43.0 43.3 89.8 4.3 2.2 0.9 0.2 9.8
2011-12 Drexel 33 480 40.5 33.5 75.3 5.2 3.3 1.1 0.1 14.5
2012-13 Drexel 38 741 41.2 35.5 86.1 6.2 4.9 1.3 0.1 19.5
Career Drexel 130 1601 41.1 35.8 84.0 4.6 3.0 1.0 0.1 12.3

Professional career[edit]

Mershon played her rookie professional year 2013–14 in the Euroleague as point guard for Kibirstis Vici Iki, in Vilnius, Lithuania.[8] In 2014–15, Mershon played Eurocup in Portugal with Quinta dos Lombos [9] and then transferred back to Lithuania playing for Utena.

Career highlights[edit]

  • 2014 - Lithuanian Cup Champions, Lithuanian National Champions, Baltic League Champions - Kibirkstis Vici Iki;[10]
  • 2015 - Lithuanian Cup Champions, Lithuanian National Champions, Undefeated season - Utena;

Personal life[edit]

Mershon is the daughter of Janie and John Mershon. She has an older brother John and a younger brother Thomas. Mershon has been active in community service volunteering for many organizations in the Philadelphia area including the Support Center for Child Advocates. Mershon has won the Philly College Sports Female Athlete of the Year[11] and the Dean Ehler's Award.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WNIT Announces 20TH Anniversary ALL-TIME Top 20 Player List". Retrieved 2017-03-28.
  2. ^ "Archbishop Carroll Boys and Girls Basketball Teams". Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  3. ^ "Chatting with Drexel's Hollie Mershon". CAA Sports. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "Hollie Mershon Highlight Reel - Drexel University". YouTube. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  5. ^ "Hollie Mershon helps Drexel drop Florida, roll to title game". Daily Times News.
  6. ^ "Carroll grad Hollie Mershon leaves a solid legacy at Drexel". Main Line Media News.
  7. ^ "NCAA Career Statistics". web1.ncaa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
  8. ^ "Kibirkstis-ViciVilnius vs. WBC NoviZagreb - ELW - 86:68 - #6 white Holly MERSHON on Vimeo". Vimeo.com. 2014-10-08. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  9. ^ "Hollie Mershon (ex Kibirkstis-VICI) signs at Lombos Quinta - eurobasket News". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  10. ^ "Hollie Mershon to Join Lithuanian Pro Team". Drexel Dragons. 2013-09-24. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  11. ^ "Philly College Sports – All-Philly Division I Women's Basketball Team | Philly College Sports". www.phillycollegesports.com. Retrieved 2018-08-11.
  12. ^ "Hollie Mershon, Co-Mary Semanik Award". drexeldragons.com. Retrieved 2018-08-11.