Hometown: Goose Creek
Key stat: Averages 14.1 points, 7.6 rebounds per game
Did you know
Welchs nickname isnt what you would expect from one of the leagues best power forwards.
Its Muffin, actually short for Chocolate Chip Muffin. It was a nickname I had as a child, and I assumed growing up it would fade away. My mother is still holding on strong to it.
It didnt take long for the nickname to spread.
If theres one way you can find my mother in the crowd, its to listen for Muffin! and shell pop up. When I came to school, I was like, Im getting out the nest now, Im grown, and then coach Staley adopted it. Now, Ive embraced it.
As fearless as she is on the court, shes a loner off it.
Im actually a very shy person. I kind of stay within the team. I look at my teammates as my best friends, so I dont really socialize with a lot of people outside the team, because Ive learned to consume myself with basketball. If you see me in the Russell House or around campus, you wont see me with a crowd of people.
Shes made the Deans List twice.
I take my grades very seriously. Im a Sport and Entertainment major, and I have a 3.5 GPA.
-- David Cloninger