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March 11, 2003

Givens named to All-Region team

University of Southern Indiana senior forward Diondíre Givens was named to the Daktronics All-Great Lakes Region second team in a vote of the regionís sports information directors. This is Givensí first appearance on the All-Region team.

Givens is having a career-season for the NCAA Division II Tournament bound Screaming Eagles. He is leading the team with a 14.4 ppg scoring average, 5.7 ppg above his career average.

The native of Mt. Vernon, Indiana, also has been moving up the USI all-time lists for scoring and rebounding this season. Givens has moved into seventh all-time in scoring with 1,214 career points and eighth all-time in rebounding with 559 boards. He needs just seven rebounds to pass two former USI All-Americans Ė Cortez Collins (564) and Julian Hall (565) Ė for sixth place all-time.

Givens and the Eagles will leave for Houghton, Michigan, and the Great Lakes Regional Wednesday, March 12. USI, the fourth seed, will play Lewis University, the fifth seed, in the first round Friday, March 14. Game time Friday is 7:30 p.m. (CT).

Daktronics Great Lakes All-Region Teams
First Team:

Marlon Parmer, Kentucky Wesleyan
Ben Dewar, Lake Superior State
Matt Cameron, Michigan Tech
Monta McGhee, Lewis
J.T. Luginski, Michigan Tech

Second Team:
Isaac Kincaid, Ashland
David Logan, Indianapolis
Brenden Stowers, Northern Kentucky
Diondíre Givens, Southern Indiana
Matt Mlynarchek, Hillsdale
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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