May 3, 2019
MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Madison Powers, a senior forward at Greenback High School in Greenback, Tenn., has committed to continue her academic and basketball careers at Maryville College.
Powers, a 5-foot-9 forward, earned 2019 all-district and all-district tournament honors for the Cherokees and head coach Angie Lucier. Madison averaged nine points per game after hitting 43% from beyond the arc during her senior season.
"Madi is a great addition to our team," Maryville College Head Coach Darrin Travillian stated. "She is versatile enough to defend threes and fours, and she can go grab a tough rebound in traffic. Offensively, Madi is a clearly a threat from three, as evidenced by her shooting prowess this past season. We were definitely drawn to her competitive fire and her dedication to improving. Madi had the ability to make plays from a variety of spots on the floor. She should thrive in our system, and we look forward to watching her battle every day."
Madison is the daughter of Wendee and Kevin Powers.
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.