Chyna Bullen ’19 of Exeter, NH signed to play basketball for Florida Southern College on May 16.
Bullen has been a member of the girls’ varsity basketball team for the past two seasons, this year serving as captain. Prior to Marianapolis, she attended Bradford Christian Academy. Bullen has been playing basketball since the fourth grade, typically playing the 3/4 position. This past season, she averaged 5.3 rebounds per game, 2 assists per game, 6 points per game, and had a 40% Field Goal percentage. In addition, Bullen helped the Marianapolis team to win the NEPSAC Class A championship this year.
Bullen decided to sign with Florida Southern due to its “highly acclaimed business program and extremely successful basketball program. After playing with the team and being on campus, I knew Florida Southern was an amazing fit for me.” She plans to major in business.
Marianapolis girls’ varsity basketball head coach Kirsty Leedham said that Bullen was “a pivotal part of the success” of the team this year. “From day one, she has showed true leadership, and passion for the game. Chyna has always been a very special player, and worked hard to show that in every game she played, by doing whatever it takes to help the team to be successful. She has served as a positive role model for her teammates both on and off the court, and was always an encouraging voice throughout the season. I am very excited for Chyna to be taking the next step, and heading to Florida Southern, and I will be eager to watch her continue to be successful throughout her college career.”
Florida Southern College, located in Lakeland, FL, is a Division II school competing in the Sunshine State Conference. This past season, the Florida Southern women’s basketball team won the Sunshine State Conference Tournament for the second straight year.