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August 15, 2002

Lindsey means versatility for USI

The University of Southern Indiana women’s basketball team announced the transfer of 5’11” forward Shajuan Lindsey (Midlothian, Illinois) from Illinois Central College. Lindsey marks the eighth player to join Head Coach Rick Stein’s program this year.

Lindsey, a two-time All-Region performer who will have two years of eligibility, helped lead Illinois Central to a 32-3 record and a third place finish in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in 2001-02. She averaged 8.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.7 steals in 32 games as a sophomore.

During her first season with the Cougars, Lindsey averaged 10.1 points as the team amassed a 27-5 record.

“Shajuan is a versatile player who can probably play three of four positions in our pressure defense,” said Stein. “She fits perfectly into our style of play and brings with her two years of experience in a championship program.”

At Illinois Central, Lindsey played for legendary Head Coach Lorene Ramsey, who has accumulated a record of 853-194 spanning a career of 32 years (a winning percentage of .815). She has led the Cougars to four national championships in the past eight years and became the only NJCAA coach to win two national championships in one season (basketball and softball) in 1998.

“Shajuan was our best perimeter defender and a decent offensive player,” said Ramsey. “She is great on the press and in the running game. Shajuan is a very nice young lady who is a positive team person. USI got a winner.”

Lindsey was a three-sport letter winner at Bremen High School prior to attending Illinois Central. She was named honorable mention All-State and All-Area as a junior and senior and All-Conference three straight seasons.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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