Chiffonia Adderson, Francis Marion

Chiffonia Adderson, Francis Marion

 Chiffonia ‘Precious’ Adderson is the only PBC player in history to be listed among the top four in career scoring and career rebounding.  From 1996-2000 she was a part Francis Marion’s history-making run that included a 103-22 record, the 1998 PBC Tournament Championship, 1999 Regular-Season Championship, four trips to the NCAA Tournament and the 1998 Elite Eight.

Adderson and PBC Hall of Fame teammate Jennifer Brabson were the first two PBC women’s basketball players to be named All-Conference all four years.  A native of Nesmith, S.C., and a graduate of Hemingway High School, she scored 1,897 career points with 1,051 career rebounds.  At the time of her induction into the PBC Hall of Fame, she remains one of six players in PBC history to have 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds.  She remains fourth on both the PBC career scoring and rebounding list.

A four-year starter, the 6-0 center remains fifth on the FMU career scoring list and rebounding list, fourth in career blocks and 15thin career steals.  She is currently ninth on the PBC’s all-time blocks list with 167. 

Inducted into the FMU Hall of Fame in 2006, she recorded 41 double-doubles during her career and shot 51.1% from the floor.  Her best season, statistically, came during the 1998 run to the NCAA Elite Eight where FMU became the first Peach Belt team to win a game, advancing to the national semifinals.  That year, Adderson averaged 16.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per game while shooting 55% from the field.  She was named Most Outstanding Player at the 1998 NCAA South Atlantic Regional tournament and was twice named PBC All-Tournament.  She was also named an honorable mention All-American as a senior and the PBC Freshman of the Year in 1997.

Adderson graduated from FMU with a degree in management information systems and has remained in the Florence area as an implementation specialist at ADP, LLC for the past 17 years.