July 18, 2016
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s basketball head coach MaChelle Joseph announced on Monday that Cha’Ron “Cha” Sweeney has signed a grant-in-aid to join the Yellow Jackets for the 2016-17 season. Sweeney will transfer from Eastern Michigan University.
“We are very excited to add Cha’Ron Sweeney as a graduate transfer,” Joseph said. “Cha’Ron has been a prolific scorer in the MAC, having scored over 1,800 points in three years. She gives us the depth and experience we need at the point guard position. I look forward to working with Cha’Ron and welcome her to our Georgia Tech family.”
Sweeney, a native of Toledo, Ohio, joins guard Zutorya Cook (Marietta, Ga.), post player Anne Francoise Diouf (Dakar, Senegal), wing Francesca Pan (Bassno del Grappa, Italy), the No. 3 international recruit by Prospects Nation, and wing Chanin Scott (Charlotte, N.C.) as incoming Yellow Jackets this season.
Sweeney played for three seasons at Eastern Michigan and averaged 17.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. She saw action in 103 games for the Eagles, starting 98. She is a three-time second team All-Mac honoree and was named the MAC Freshman of the Year in 2014.
In 2015-16, Sweeney finished the season with the seventh highest scoring average and fifth highest point total in school history. With 622 points scored this year, Sweeney moved into third all-time for career points scored with 1,815.
In the 2014-15 season, Sweeney became the 19th player in EMU history to reach the 1,000-point club and is the second-fastest player to reach that total, needing just 60 games to accomplish the feat. As a freshman in 2013-14, she set the all-time freshman scoring record at EMU with 566 points.