Dover, Del. (July 22, 2019) --- Delaware State head women’s basketball coach Dave Caputo has announced that two former major college players have transferred to DSU and will compete for the Lady Hornets.    

Caputo says Tierra Floyd, a 6-2 forward, will join the Lady Hornets after three seasons at Xavier (OH) of the Big East Conference. Floyd, a graduate transfer, is eligible to compete in the upcoming 2019-20 season. She played in 17 games (three starts) at Xavier this past season, averaging 4.9 points and three rebounds per game.

Floyd scored a career high 10 points in two games, vs. Chicago State & Minnesota, while competing for the Musketeers.

She was the Toledo, Ohio Blade High School Player of the Year and an All-State First Team selection as a senior at Notre Dame Academy. A four-star prospect coming out of high school, Floyd was ranked 16th among the nation’s high school power forwards and 79th overall by national publications in her senior year.

“Tierra is a skilled, smart and experienced player,” Caputo said. “She shoots and passes well, and can compete at the forward and center positions, in addition to being a good three-point shooter.”

Caputo has also announced that 5-10 guard Shannon Dozier, a transfer from South East Conference Mississippi, has joined the team but is not eligible to compete until the 2020-21 season. She has two seasons of eligibility remaining.  

Dozier was one of three Mississippi players to appear in all 31 games last season, including nine starts. She averaged 3.2 points, 1.7 rebounds, 0.5 assists, and 0.4 steals a year ago. Dozier tied for the team lead with 11 points vs. No. 2 Connecticut and tallied a career-high 13 points at No. 6 Mississippi State on six-of-eight shooting from the field.

During her high school career at National Christian Academy in Maryland, the team posted a 104-26 overall record in four seasons, highlighted by a 31-0 mark during the 2015-16 campaign.

A Washington, D.C., native, Dozier was ranked No. 71 at her position by ESPNW as a high school senior.

“Shannon is an multi-talented wing player with major college experience,” Caputo said. “We are extremely fortunate that she chose Delaware State to continue her education and playing career.”

The Lady Hornets were 7-21 overall in Caputo’s first season at the helm in 2018-19, highlighted by a 7-5 home record (5-3 vs. MEAC opponents). DSU is scheduled to play 16 home games during the upcoming 2019-20 season.

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