Gina Somma JacksonUpdated Friday November 4, 2016 by OBBA.
Gina Somma - Manhattan College (1992-96)
Arguably one of the greatest Lady Jasper players of all time. During her senior campaign, Somma helped Manhattan capture its third-ever MAAC Championship by netting 768 points, which is the most ever scored by a Manhattan player in a single season. She finished her career at Manhattan by being named the 1996 MAAC Player of the Year, Metropolitan Player of the Year and Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American after finishing third in nation in scoring (25.6 ppg) and leading the Jaspers to the MAAC title and an NCAA berth. She graduated having scored 1,838 points and grabbed 819 rebounds, which currently ranks her third and fifth, respectively, on Manhattan's all-time list. Somma is also second all-time in scoring average, netting 16.7 points per game. She was named Second Team All-MAAC as a sophomore and junior, and led the team three times in scoring, steals and blocks, and four times in rebounding.
After receiving her undergraduate degree Somma became a member of the Lady Jaspers’ coaching staff and continued to pursue her master’s degree in business administration.
Later Gina went on to play professional basketball in Italy. During her time overseas she was selected to represent the Italian National Team.
Somma was inducted to the Fort Lee High School
Athletics Hall of Fame in 2003.
In 2006 Somma was inducted into the Manhattan College Athletics Hall of Fame.
In 2013 Somma was selected to the MAAC Honor Roll, in which honorees were enshrined in The MAAC Experience exhibit at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.