Stepping Stones: Nesma Khalifa, Cincinnati

Photo courtesy of Greg Rowland
Photo courtesy of Greg Rowland

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (August 23, 2019)—Tallahassee Community College women's basketball standout Nesma Khalifa has signed a national letter of intent with the University of Cincinnati. 

Khalifa, who is from Alexandria, Egypt, played her freshman season at Tallahassee in 2018-19 under former head coach Franqua "Q" Bedell. 

In 25 games, Khalifa averaged 2.9 points and 1.8 rebounds while shooting 42.4 percent from the floor, 54.5 percent on three-pointers and 84.2 percent from the free throw line. 

Khalifa also excelled in the classroom and was named All-Academic by both the Florida College System Activities Association and the Panhandle Conference. 

The NCAA Division I Bearcats complete in the American Athletic Conference. 

Khalifa will have three years of eligibility remaining.