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Hail State Hoops Adds Skylar Collins To Staff

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STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State added another national championship-winning talent to its women’s basketball staff with the addition of former Texas A&M standout Skylar Collins as the program’s video coordinator.

The Cedar Hill, Texas, native will be responsible for breaking down game and practice film, as well as video exchange for second-year coach Vic Schaefer’s squad.

Collins returns to the collegiate ranks following a stint playing professionally for Sport Clube do Recife in Brazil.

“I’m excited to be here at Mississippi State with Coach Schaefer, Coach (Johnnie) Harris, Aqua (Franklin) and Maryann (Baker), and I’m also looking forward to getting to know Coach (Brittany Hudson),” Collins said. “Being back with them is like being around my own family. I’m thrilled to be part of what Coach Schaefer is doing with the program here.”

Collins helped Texas A&M to the NCAA Tournament all four years, including a pair of Sweet Sixteen appearances and the national title in 2011.

During her career, Collins shot 43.5-percent from the field and 44.2-percent from 3-point range.

As a senior, she tallied a 48-percent clip from the floor and a team-best 50-percent rate beyond the arc en route to earning the team’s 6th Man Award and a second-straight Miss Hustle Award.

“Skylar is someone we are all very familiar with. She’s a tireless worker who spent an incredible amount of time in the gym,” Schaefer said. “She was a key part of our national championship team, and she had a lot of success as a player. Her work ethic fits in well with what we do here at Mississippi State.”

In addition to excelling on the court, she was also a standout in the classroom, earning Academic All-Big 12 Second Team accolades.
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