Sarah McIntosh #21
Cabery, Illinois (Tri-Point/Kankakee C.C.)
2001-02: Came on strong towards the end of the season, recording a season-best 16 points against Bellarmine University in the last week of the regular season and 15 points less than a week later against the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in the GLVC Tournament...played in 30 games, averaging 3.5 ppg and 2.2 rpg. TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from Kankakee Community College in Kankakee, Illinois...earned first-team All-Region honors and averaged 20.0 ppg (600 total points) and 5.8 rpg (174 total rebounds)...finished her career at Kankakee ranked sixth in scoring...helped Kankakee to a 55-14 record, a .797 winning percentage, and two regional finals in her career with the Lady Cavaliers. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Tri-Point High School in Cullom, Illinois...named All-Area by the Bloomington/Normal (Illinois) Pontagraph in 1997-98 and 1998-99 in basketball and volleyball. The Kankakee Journal felt the same way about McIntosh’s talents naming her All-Area in 1997-98 and 1998-99 in basketball and volleyball. PERSONAL: Born January 8, 1981.
Africa Sherrod #33
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Boyd Anderson/Tallahassee C.C.)
2001-02: Earned honorable mention All-GLVC honors after averaging 11.2 ppg and 6.0 rpg, good enough for third among USI scorers and second among USI rebounders...named GLVC "Player of the Week" two straight weeks after averaging 17.5 points and 7.8 rebounds during a four-game stretch in December that saw the Eagles post regional wins against Northern Michigan University and Ferris State University...posted a season-high 24 points against Ferris State and 11 rebounds against Kentucky Wesleyan College...recorded two double-doubles and double-digit scoring outings in 19 contests, including 20 or more points twice...played in all 33 games, starting 19. TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from Tallahassee Community College in Florida...averaged 7.1 ppg and 7.5 rpg per contest for TCC in 2000-01...member of the 2000-01TCC team which won the Florida State Tournament and placed third nationally. HIGH SCHOOL: Played basketball, volleyball, and track and field at Boyd Anderson High School and was the squad’s Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior...averaged 12 ppg and 14.0 rpg as a senior. PERSONAL: Born January 23, 1981.
April Williams #14
Lyons, Indiana (White River Valley)
MAJOR: Political Science
2001-02: Saw limited action as a freshman, playing in 14 games...earned Academic All-GLVC honors. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball at White River Valley High School...named Associated Press Honorable Mention All-State and Hoosier Basketball Magazine All-State as a senior after averaging 8.1 ppg and 3.7 assists...earned All-Conference three straight seasons...named to the Terre Haute Tribune Star first team All-Area in 2000-01 and to the Bloomington Herald-Times first team All-Area in 1999-2000. PERSONAL: Born April 26, 1983.
Amber Calhoun # 20
Evansville, Indiana (Bosse)
2001-02: Saw limited action as a freshman, playing in 16 games...recorded nine assists and 13 rebounds in 104 minutes of action. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball at Bosse High School...averaged 25.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg, and 4.0 steals as a senior...named All-City and All-SIAC each of her four seasons at BHS...finished her four-year career at BHS with 1,295 points...member of the USA Junior National All-Star team. PERSONAL: Born November 7, 1982.
#12 Lettered in basketball at
Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa...named second team All-State and
first team All-Conference and All-Metro while averaging 16.5 points, 6.0
rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game. PERSONAL: Born February 2, 1982.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Jefferson)
TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from Kirkwood Community College...helped lead KCC to the 2002 NJCAA Division II National Championship as a sophomore...named second team All-Region and KCC Defensive Player of the Year last season...averaged 8.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals, and 2.0 assists per contest in 2002-03. HIGH SCHOOL:
Lettered in basketball at Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa...named second team All-State and first team All-Conference and All-Metro while averaging 16.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game. PERSONAL: Born February 2, 1982.
#22 Earned letters in
basketball, track, and cross country at Bremen High School in Midlothian,
Illinois...named honorable mention All-State and All-Area in basketball as a
junior and senior...also named All-Conference in three straight seasons.
PERSONAL: Born September 4, 1982
Midlothian, Illinois (Bremen)
MAJOR: Elementary Education
TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from Illinois Central College...named All-Region twice... helped ICC to the a 32-3 record and a third place finish in the NJCAA Division II National Touranment in 2001-02...averaged 8.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.7 steals in 32 games as a sophomore...averaged 10.1 points as a freshman...played for the legendary Head Coach Lorene Ramsey. HIGH SCHOOL:
Earned letters in basketball, track, and cross country at Bremen High School in Midlothian, Illinois...named honorable mention All-State and All-Area in basketball as a junior and senior...also named All-Conference in three straight seasons. PERSONAL: Born September 4, 1982
Shannon Wells #24
Merrillville, Indiana (Merrillville)
AT USI: Comes to basketball after four stellar years as a volleyball player...selected first-team All-GLVC and named second-team Daktronics All-Great Lakes Region team twice...voted the GLVC Scholar Athlete of the Year for volleyball...named Academic All-GLVC three straight seasons...USI's all-time leader in career service aces...fastest player in USI history to reach 1,000 career kills and ranks second all-time at USI with 1,313 career kills...needs 166 kills to become school's all-time leader...ranks fifth all-time at USI with 895 career digs...led GLVC with 89 service aces (0.77 per game) and was second in GLVC with a career-high 4.82 kills per game...also ranked 11th in the nation in service aces per game and 17th in the country in kills per game...recorded a conference-high 554 kills, 23 away from the school record...had a career-high 32 kills, just one away from the school record, and a season-high 18 digs in a four-game match against Quincy University. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in volleyball, basketball, and softball at Merrillville (Indiana) High School...named Most Valuable Player, first team All-Duneland Conference, and first team All-Area as a senior. PERSONAL: Born December 8, 1980.
Mullins, South Carolina (Mullins/Louisburg J.C.)
TRANSFER: Transferring to USI from Louisburg Junior College where she helped lead team to two straight NJCAA Region X championships and a two-year record of 59-12...averaged 7.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per game as a sophomore in 2001-02...also shot 52 percent from the floor and dished out 1.9 assists per contest in her sophomore campaign...poured in 10.2 points and 2.9 rebounds while recording 90 assists and 42 steals as a freshman in 2000-01. HIGH SCHOOL: Earned 15 varsity letters in five different sports at Mullins High School in Mullins, South Carolina...helped lead MHS to three state championships...named South Carolina Miss Basketball after averaging 18.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 5.0 steals per game as a senior...was the South Carolina Class 2A Player of the Year both her junior and senior seasons and finished her career as the third leading scorer in MHS history...three-time All-State performer and a spot on the South Carolina All-Star team. PERSONAL: Born November 9, 1980.
Megan Nelson #51
Clarendon Hills, Illinois (Hinsdale South/Dupage)
MAJOR: International Business
TRANSFER: Transferring to USI from the College of DuPage where she helped lead the Chaparrals to a 27-4 record and the 2001-02 NJCAA Division III National Championship...averaged 14 points and nine rebounds per game as a freshman...earned first-team All-Conference and All-Region honors as well as third-team All-America honors...named All-Tournament at the College of DuPage Holiday Invitational. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate of Hinsdale South High School in Darien, Illinois...helped HSHS to four conference and regional championships...earned All-Conference and All-Area honors...won eight varsity letters in basketball, soccer, and volleyball...excelled in the classroom where she was a member of the National Honors Society, the French Club, and A.C.E. (Athletes Committed to Excellence). PERSONAL: Born May 14, 1982.
Hollie Johnson #10
Bedford, Indiana (Bedford North)
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Bedford North High School in Bedford, Indiana...earned All-Conference honors as a junior and senior...was a Hoosier Basketball Top 100 senior in 2002...earned All-State honorable mention honors...member of the French Club, Pep Club, Lettermen's Club, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Ashley Green #11
Otterbein, Indiana (Benton Central)
MAJOR: Elementary Education
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Benton Central High School in Oxford, Indiana where she earned 11 varsity letters in basketball, tennis, track, and volleyball...named one of the top 50 players in the state both her junior and senior season...first-team All-Area performer...earned All-Hoosier Conference in 2001 and 2002...averaged 17 points per contest, shot 82 percent from the charity stripe, and led BCHS with 72 steals as a senior in 2001-02...second on team in field goal percentage, rebounds, blocks, and assists...helped her AAU team, the Lady Pistols, to an 11th-place showing at the 2001 state tournament and an eighth-place finish at the 1998 state tournament. PERSONAL: Born May 5, 1984.
Amanda Lechlitner #15
Mishawaka, Indiana (Penn)
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana...earned Northern Indiana All-Conference honors and was selected to the 2002 South Bend Tribune All-Metro Team...helped lead Penn High School to a 17-7 overall record and the 2002 sectional championship as a senior in 2001-02...was named the South Bend Tribune All-Metro Most Valuable Player...was the Mishawaka Kiwanis Club Athlete of the Month (December) and the T.V. Channel 46 Althete of the Month (February)...earned All-Tournament honors at the 2001 Penn Classic...averaged 9.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.0 steals, and 1.9 assists per game as a senior...averaged 6.1 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.5 apg, and 1.5 spg as a junior in 2000-01...played in the Junior Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada...earned All-Northern Indiana Conference honorable mention in track as a junior. PERSONAL: Born March 10, 1984.
Meghann Schenk #34
Evansville, Indiana (Mater Dei)
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Mater Dei High School...attending USI on a Presidential Scholarship...earned second-team All-Metro honors after 9.8 ppg, 5.7 rpg, and 1.4 spg as a senior in 2001-02...helped MDHS to the 2002 sectional championship...earned second-team All-Metro honors...earned Academic All-State and Academic All-City honors in both basketball and volleyball...won the 2002 Kiwanis Award and 2002 Army Scholar Athlete Award...co-Valedictorian at MDHS and a member of the Student Council. PERSONAL: Born August 9, 1984.