Feb. 10, 2016
THE FLATS – After a phenomenal career in a Georgia Tech uniform, Dr. Carla (Munnion) Eppel has been named Georgia Tech’s 2016 ACC Women’s Basketball Legend.
“It is such an honor to be recognized among such a wonderful group of talented and inspiring players and coaches,” Eppel said. “I am eternally grateful for the opportunity I had to play in a top basketball conference for a top academic institution.”
After graduating from Georgia Tech, Dr. Eppel was married and currently resides in Pensacola, Fla., with her husband and two sons. Dr. Eppel is a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy as a dentist. Yellow Jacket fans know Dr. Eppel as Carla Munnion from her playing days on the Flats.
Munnion cemented herself in Georgia Tech women’s basketball history during her time on the Flats from 1994-98. She finished her career with 1,671 points which was the fourth highest in Georgia Tech history at the time. Her career scoring efforts currently rank fifth all-time and her career average of 14.9 points per game is sixth in Georgia Tech’s record book.
Munnion made 169 3-pointers in her time as a guard for the Yellow Jackets, which is good for fifth all-time at Georgia Tech. She was the 14th player in Georgia Tech school history to score 1,000 points.
As a sophomore, Munnion was an honorable mention all-ACC performer after leading the Jackets in scoring with 17.2 points per game average. As a freshman, Munnion was named to the ACC All-Freshman team in 1995 after averaging 15.8 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game in her debut season. She was named the ACC Player of the Week twice during her senior sophomore season.
Munnion was the all-time leading scorer (male or female) with 2,256 career points in all of Lebanon County high school history. Her number 24 is retired at Cedar Crest High School and she is from Lebanon, Pa.
The Legends will be recognized at the 2016 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament, which will be held March 2-6 at the Greensboro Coliseum. The Legends will be honored at the annual ACC Women’s Basketball Legends Brunch on Saturday, March 5, at 10 a.m., and then will be introduced to the Coliseum crowd at halftime of the first semifinal game that afternoon. The ACC Women’s Basketball Legends program honors both players and coaches from each of the ACC’s 15 schools who have contributed to their respective institutions rich tradition.
Tickets for the ACC Women’s Basketball Legends Brunch are $35 each. Information on purchasing tickets may be obtained at the official ACC website: http://theacc.co/WBB16LEGENDSTIX.
2016 ACC Women’s Basketball Legends Roster
Name School Years Position Hometown
Amber (Jacobs) Osborn Boston College 2000-04 Guard Clarks Summit, Pa.
Chrissy Floyd Clemson 2000-03 Guard Laurens, S.C.
Iciss Rose Tillis Duke 2000-04 Forward Tulsa, Okla.
Courtney Ward Florida State 2007-11 Guard Montgomery, Ala.
Dr. Carla (Munnion) Eppel Georgia Tech 1995-98 Guard Lebanon, Pa.
Angel McCoughtry Louisville 2005-09 Forward Baltimore, Md.
Sylvia Wilson Miami 1979-82 Center Haines City, Fla.
LaQuanda Barksdale Quick North Carolina 1997-2001 Forward Winston-Salem, N.C.
Tammy Gibson NC State 1990-95 Guard Hartsville, S.C.
Brittany Mallory Notre Dame 2007-12 Guard Baltimore, Md.
Jonna Huemrich Burke Pittsburgh 1990-94 Forward Bethel Park, Pa.
Paula (Moore) Rivers Syracuse 1996-2001 Forward/Center Bridgeport, Conn.
Tora A. Suber Virginia 1994-97 Guard Downingtown, Pa.
Renee Dennis Virginia Tech 1983-87 Forward Bridgeport, Conn.
Barbara Buchanan Helms Wake Forest 1981-84 Forward Winston-Salem, N.C.