VU women's basketball welcomes one transfer, bids farewell to two others

Monday, April 27, 2009 at 4:23pm
Staff reports

Angela Puleo, a two-year starter at Georgia, will transfer to Vanderbilt while two members of VU’s 2008-09 team will transfer out of the program, VU coach Melanie Balcomb announced on Monday.

Reserve forward Chanel Chisholm and reserve guard Tia Gibbs both will leave Vanderbilt. No word was given on where either intends to play next season.

Puleo, a Maryville native, must sit out the 2009-10 campaign under NCAA transfer rules.

A 5-foot-9 guard, she was an SEC All-Freshman selection in 2007-08. In two seasons with the Lady Bulldogs she started 60 games and scored more than 500 points.

“We’re very excited to have Angela Puleo join our program,” Balcomb said in a release announcing the moves. “We knew she was an outstanding player coming out of high school, and we know she'll have a great impact on our team from the day she arrives.”

Chisholm, a sophomore, averaged 5.0 points in 34 appearances, and Gibbs,a freshman averaged 5.1 points in 29 contests last season, when VU went 26-9 and advanced to the regional semifinal round of the NCAA Tournament.