JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Ribault women’s basketball coach Shelia Seymore-Pennick has coaches several great players over the course of her career. On Sunday night, Trojans senior guard/forward Rennia Davis may have moved to the top of that list. Davis became only the third local women’s basketball player to be named a McDonald’s All-American.
Davis, who is committed to play at Tennessee next year, has re-written the record books at Ribault. This season she’s averaging 26.2 points and 9.9 rebounds. She has also become the first Ribault player since 2003 to score 2,000 career points.
“Early on meeting Rennia you could see that she was special and different” said Pennick. Her skill-set for her height and the ability that she has made her special and unique. Then you started seeing her stretch defenses. This year she even attempted a dunk in the pep rally. All of those things say she’s special, it’s not a lot of kids like her in the country. Those things equal a McDonald’s All-American candidate.”
Davis was named the First Coast player of the year last season and this year she will try and lead the Trojans to their 12th state championship.