Tigerville, S.C.—Head women’s basketball coach Jayne Arledge has announced that former Baylor University forward Mariah Chandler will assume the graduate assistant position for the Lady Crusader Women’s Basketball program.
“We feel very blessed to be adding Mariah to our staff and team at NGU. She has been a champion playing at the highest collegiate level, and we look forward to the things she can bring to our program here. She’s a very intelligent young lady that also is in sync with our University and Women’s Basketball program’s standards,” said Arledge.
While playing for the Lady Bears, Chandler and was part of Baylor’s 2012 national championship team, which completed a perfect season at 40-0. During her career, the Lady Bears also won 4 consecutive Big 12 Conference Championships as well as 4 consecutive Conference Tournament Championships. She was named to the 2013-2014 Big 12 All-Academic team, while also graduating from the Baylor University Leadership Academy, which prepares students to assume leadership roles in the global economy.
Chandler also took an active role in her community, volunteering to feed the hungry, collecting and handing out teddy bears, and reading to elementary schools around Waco, Texas. Chandler also traveled abroad with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on a missions trip to Nairobi, Kenya where she helped build houses as well as handing out food and clothing to the homeless.
She was also part of the Student Athletic Advisory Council for five years. Chandler majored in Film and Digital Media while at Baylor and will be pursuing her Masters of Business Administration while at North Greenville. She is the daughter of Alicia Montez Chandler and is a native of Atlanta, Georgia.
“I’m excited for this opportunity and new experience,” Chandler said. “It’s a great chance for me to learn new and better things about the game of basketball but most importantly about myself.”