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									                                        U N I V E R S I T Y                                     O F            F L O R I D A




                                                                                                    Brooksville, Florida

                                                                                                       Hernando HS

                                                                                           Social & Behavioral Sciences

Bernice Mosby is a complete player on the court                 Petersburg Times All-Suncoast Girls Basketball Player of
… compiled in 2002 by the St. Petersburg Times after            the Year as a senior and a junior, when she led HHS to the               Bernice Mosby
polling the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference coaches, rated       Class 4A regional final with a 23-4 record and averaged
Mosby the prep league’s Best Clutch Shooter, Best               22.7 points and 12.8 rebounds … 2001 adidas Top Ten
                                                                                                                             Book: Women of Bruster Place
Rebounder, Best Shot-Blocker, Best at Creating Shot, Best       Camp Upperclass All-Star, 2001 Street & Smith All-           Movie: Beloved
at Moving Without Ball, and Always in Position … trained        America Honorable Mention, 2001 AAU 16U All-American,        TV Show: Real World
and conditioned in Gainesville in addition to taking classes    4A All-State Third Team, Region Player of the Year, All-     WNBA Team: Los Angeles
in the 2002 Summer B session.                                   Conference First Team … Leopards reached the state Final
                                                                Four her freshman year with a 31-2 record … also an hon-     Other Gator Bits
                                                                                                                             Pregame Superstitions: pray
High School                                                     orable mention All-Suncoast performer in volleyball …
                                                                                                                             What I Like Most About Playing Basketball: the
Graduated in 2002 from Hernando High School, where              played for the AAU Clearwater Green Wave, which was            enjoyment & excitement – also the heart I put into it
there was a different coach each of her final three years ...   coached by John East … also considered LSU,                  I Wear Jersey #_33_ Because: Matthew 6:33 – Seek
finalist for the 2002 McDonalds All-American game …             Connecticut, Auburn and Florida State.                         ye first the Kingdom of God. All these things shall be
                                                                                                                               added onto you.
helped the Leopards post a 23-5 record her final year, as                                                                    Best Advice I’ve Ever Been Given:
HHS won the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) and                                                                          put God first in all you do
3A-6 District titles before falling one win shy of the state                                                                 First Thing I Would Buy After Winning the Lottery:
Final Four … ended four-year career scoring a Hernando                                                                         my mother anything her big heart desires
                                                                                                                             Usual First Impression People Have of Me:
county-record 2,163 points … her final season, averaged
                                                                                                                               that I’m shy
27.8 points, 13.2 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game, while                                                                    People Would Be Surprised to Know That I:
shooting 60.2 percent from the field … she scored a                                                                            sing gospel
county-record 47 points during a 64-52 win over Lecanto                                                                      What I Like Most About Playing in the SEC:
HS on December 14, 2001 … four-time GCAC All-Star                                                                              playing against the best
                                                                                                                             What I Like Most About the New Coaching Staff:
team honoree … scored 779 points during her senior sea-                                                                        Coach Peck is like a second mother to me – she’s
son, breaking her own school record of 599 … 2002 3A                                                                           there when I have no one else to turn to; Matthew &
First Team All-State … 2002 All-County … consensus                                                                             Michael are like fathers I never had; and Charlene is
                                                                                                                               like an older, crazy sister.
2002 County Player of the Year … named the St.

                “Bernice’s game has the ability to rank in the same category as Tamika Catchings’,
     Chamique Holdsclaw’s or Sheryl Swoopes’. She can hurt you from the block as well as from the perimeter.
        She can handle the ball and is a good passer. One of the things I like most is that Bernice can play
            either inside or out and regardless of where she plays, she is going to crash the boards.”
                                                                                                                                               – Head Coach Carolyn Peck


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