January 22, 2010

Alumni Night Faces: Rachael Gobble Moore among former players returning

One in a series of FAMILIAR FACES who will be at Saturday's Basketball Alumni Night

A glance back at a few of the former Golden Eagle men’s and women’s players who are scheduled to be on hand Saturday night in Eblen Center when Tennessee Tech hosts its annual Basketball Alumni Night with a doubleheader against Tennessee State. Call (931) 372-3940 to order tickets.

RACHEL GOBBLE MOORE

The only player in Tech history to receive the prestigious Frank Porter Award three times, Rachael Gobble was a starter for coach Bill Worrell’s women’s basketball team from 1997 to 2001 and helped the team compile a 91-31 record. She helped Tech hang an OVC championship banner following each of her four seasons.

A product of Columbia Central High School, Gobble won the team’s Best Defensive Player award in 2000 and 2001, and the John P. Hendrix Leadership award as a senior.  During her career she established school records for most 3-pointers made in a single-game (9) and most 3-pointers made in a career (176).  She also finished with 272 career assists and currently ranks 24th in the category. She ranks eighth in career free throw percentage, knocking down 82 percent of her charity tosses.

Gobble is one of the players who will be on hand Saturday night when Tech recognizes the 10-year anniversary of the 1999-2000 OVC championship team.