ivey slaughterMACON, Ga. – When Ivey Slaughter graduated in 2013, we knew it wouldn’t be long before she began to make a name for herself. In just two seasons as a member of the Florida State University women’s basketball team, Ivey has established herself as a leader among her teammates.

Most recently, the sophomore forward received the Alicia Gladden Defensive Player of the Year award after leading in charges and finishing second on the team with 219 total rebounds. Slaughter was often tasked with guarding the opposing team’s best post player.

Following her recognition at the team banquet, Ivey was selected as a Golden Nole Award recipient at the university’s signature athletic event of the year. According to the FSU website, “Student-athletes who receive this distinct honor exhibit the ideals of intercollegiate athletics during their careers. These student-athletes are selected by the head coaches of each sport utilizing the criteria of academic and athletic success as well as each student’s contributions to the university and the community.”

During her time at TSA, Ivey led the Lady Trojans to their first state championship title in 15 years and was a two-time unanimous All-State player.