Friday, January 27, 2012

McCallum dismissed from women's team

The short, suspension-filled career of Paige McCallum with the 49ers' women's basketball program ended Friday when she was dismissed from the team by coach Cara Consuegra.

"After much consideration, it is the decision of our coaching staff that Paige McCallum and our team part ways at this time," Consuegra said in a statement. "We want to thank Paige for her contributions to our program.We wish her the best in her future endeavours."

McCallum, a senior forward from Whiteville, has been suspended since the 49ers' seventh game of the season for undisclosed reasons. She was also suspended twice last season, including during the 49ers' run to the semifinals of the Women's NIT.

McCallum, whose sister Shannon is one of the program's all-time great players, averaged 5.0 points in 31 games in her two seasons with Charlotte after transferring from Gulf Coast (Fla.) Community College.

McCallum will remain in school at Charlotte, where she is majoring in African Studies.


Sylvia H said...

IF African Studies was her choice of major, she should have chosen UNC-Chapel Hill with a less rigorous Swahilli program for selecte athletes.

Anonymous said...


community college transfer majoring in afro studies.

what does one do with such a degree?

NCdirtdigger said...

"what does one do with such a degree?"

Work the counter at a cell phone accessory kiosk at the mall perhaps.