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March 11, 2003

USI’s Sherrod nets first-team All-Region honors,
Named second-team All-GLVC

University of Southern Indiana women’s basketball senior forward/center Africa Sherrod (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) has been named first-team Daktronics All-Great Lakes Region in a vote done by the region’s sports information directors. She also was named second-team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference in a vote done by the league’s coaches.

Sherrod was a bright spot for the Screaming Eagles, who finished the season with an 8-19 record this year. She averaged a double-double, pouring in a team-leading 16.6 points per game and pulling down a conference-best 10.1 rebounds per contest. She was seven rebounds shy of tying the school-record for rebounds in a single season (281).

While finishing third in the league in scoring during the regular season, Sherrod led the GLVC with 16 double-doubles. She recorded a school-record nine straight double-doubles earlier in the year.

Sherrod’s best performances this year included a 36-point, 13-rebound performance against, then nationally-ranked, Bellarmine University. She followed that performance with a 34-point, 13-rebound performance against nationally-ranked Northern Kentucky University. The two-game performance was the highest two-game point total since 1995.

After earning All-GLVC honorable mention as a junior in 2001-02, Sherrod put her name in the USI record books during her senior campaign. She finished her two-year career at USI ranked 16th in career scoring (818) and 11th all-time in career rebounding (473). She averaged 13.6 points and 7.9 rebounds during her stay at USI.

Sherrod, who was one of four GLVC players to earn All-Region honors, will now be on the ballot Daktronics for All-America honors. A complete list of both the All-Region and All-GLVC teams is listed below.

2002-03 Daktronics Division II Great Lakes Region Women’s Basketball Team


First Team
Lucy DeMartin, Ferris State
Alice Duesing, Lake Superior State
Stephanie Heid, Hillsdale
Kristen Lowry, Indianapolis
Africa Sherrod, Southern Indiana
Second Team
Bridget Horwitz, Ferris State
Ruth Kipping, SIU Edwardsville
Keneisha Moss, Wayne State
Nickie Randall, Bellarmine
Julie Zeeff, Grand Valley State


2002-03 All-Great Lakes Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Team

First Team:
Kristen Lowry, Indianapolis
Nickie Randall, Bellarmine
Ruth Kipping, SIU Edwardsville
Sammy Kromm, Wisconsin-Parkside
Lyndsey Neal, Bellarmine

Second Team:
Jill Unnerstall, Quincy
Bridget Flanagan, Northern Kentucky
Amy Mobley, Northern Kentucky
Tiffany Kelver, Quincy
Africa Sherrod, Southern Indiana
Honorable Mention:
Erin Moran, Indianapolis
Heather Allen, Saint Joseph's
Lisa Farrell, Quincy
Courtney VonderHaar, Quincy
Amy Wisser, Indianapolis
Audrey Cannon, Bellarmine
Ebonie Halliburton, Missouri-St. Louis
Kristin Polosky, Northern Kentucky
Bryanne Callahan, Lewis
Christy Lane, Missouri-St. Louis
Amanda Davidson, Indianapolis
Emily Hammes, Indianapolis


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