Irish Basketball Star for U.S.

Susan Moran – Courtesy of St. Joseph's University.

By Irish America Staff
August / September 2002

Irish International basketball star Susan Moran from Tullamore, Co. Offaly, has become the first Irish player to be signed by an American WNBA team. Moran who won a scholarship to St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia in 1998 has been drafted to the New York Liberty team. At five feet eleven inches Moran has a slight height disadvantage, but with her unconventional rebounding style she can outwit taller opponents. Her remarkable college career includes a record as the all–time leading scorer in SJU basketball history (2,340 points). She was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year, as well as a third term Academic All-American. Last season Moran ranked among the national leaders in both scoring and rebounding and led both the A–10 and Philadelphia Big Five circuits by averaging 23.3 points per game. ♦

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