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April 15, 2005

USI women’s basketball signs 6’2” post

EVANSVILLE, Ind.—The University of Southern Indiana women’s basketball team announced that 6’2” post player Brittany Neuman (Huntingburg, Indiana) has signed a national letter of intent for the 2005-06 season. Newman is the third player to sign with Head Coach Rick Stein’s Screaming Eagles for the upcoming season.

Neuman is a senior at Southridge High School where she was recently named IHSAA Academic All-State and was a member of two sectional championship teams. She also was a member of two Pocket Athletic Conference Championship squads, the most recent being in 2004-05.

“Brittany is an athletic post player that can make things happen in the paint on both ends of the floor,” Stein explained. “She can score in different ways from 15 feet and in and has nice skills for rebounding on the defensive end.”

The multiple-sport star, who earned 13 varsity letters in basketball, volleyball, tennis, and track, was SHS’s team captain for three years and was the team’s leading scorer as a junior and senior as well as the team’s leading rebounder as a sophomore, junior, and senior.

Neuman, who scored 873 points and grabbed 707 rebounds in her career at SHS, averaged 11.0 points and 9.7 rebounds per game during her senior season.

Her efforts got her invited to the Indiana Top 40 Workout as well as the Top 100 Showcase. She also participated on the Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Team and was a three-time All-Conference performer.

Brittany’s best basketball is still ahead of her,” Stein stated. “As her strength improves and her focus from four sports narrows to one, she will continue to improve as a player.”

Athletic accomplishments and accolades are not the only thing on Neuman’s resume. She also is a member of the National Honor Society, the Pep Club, Spanish Club, Outdoorsmen Club, and the Business Professionals of America.

Neuman joins incoming freshman point guard Keisha Collins (South Holland, Illinois), who signed a national letter of intent during the early signing period, and 6’0” freshman forward Jasmine Baines (Jeffersonville, Indiana), who is transferring from Indiana University/Purdue University-Indianapolis.

Dan McDonnell,
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