May 3, 2019
MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Cassie Peters, a senior guard at Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville, Tenn., has committed to continue her academic and basketball careers at Maryville College.
Peters, a 5-foot-4 guard, was a four-time all-district, two-time all-region, and 2019 all-state performer for the Rams and head coach Kendall McGill. Cassie deposited 1,287 career points. She was named the KIL sophomore of the year before earning second-team Prep-Xtra honors following her senior season.
"We are incredibly excited to add Cassie to our family," Maryville College Head Coach Darrin Travillian stated. "She has a skillset that translates nicely to our style of play, as she can get by people on the bounce, and she can knock down long jumpers. A fearless competitor, Cassie will dive on the floor, contain a driver, and outhustle someone for a loose ball. We are confident that she can make an impact for us at both the point and 2-guard next season. She is a great teammate who will thrive in the open floor."
Cassie is the daughter of Carla and Steve Peters.
She joins a Maryville College women's basketball program that has been led by Darrin Travillian for the past nine seasons. Travillian's squads have posted an amazing 193-61 career mark while going 92-16 in USA South Athletic Conference challenges over the past seven years. The program boasts eight Great South Athletic Conference titles, four USA South regular-season crowns, and a USA South tournament championship in 2015-16. MC's women's basketball has sent 22 squads to the NCAA post-season tournament, five under the direction of Coach Travillian.
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2018 semester was 1,154.