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May 02, 2005

USI women’s basketball inks 6’0” guard/forward

EVANSVILLE, Ind.—The University of Southern Indiana women’s basketball team announced that 6’0” junior guard/forward Michelle King (Columbus, Indiana) has signed a national letter of intent to play for Head Coach Rick Stein’s Screaming Eagles in 2005-06. King is the sixth player that Stein has added to next season’s roster.

“Michelle is a quality student-athlete who will fit nicely into our style of play,” Stein explained. “She can defend at a number of different positions because of her size, quickness, and length. She also has the ability to create shots for herself and her teammates.”

King transfers to USI from Chattanooga State Technical Community College in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she averaged 11.5 points, 3.0 steals, and 4.2 assists per game last season. She helped lead CSTCC to a 25-3 record as a sophomore and a NJCAA Division I ranking of 16th.

“Michelle is an extremely athletic young lady whose best basketball is ahead of her,” CSTCC Head Coach Bart Walker said. “Her length on the perimeter is a tremendous asset against smaller guards, but the most outstanding thing about Michelle is her tremendous personality.”

King, who graduated from Columbus East High School where she led her squad to the sectional tournament as a senior 2002-03, joins 5’8” junior guard Katie Thiesenhusen (Muskego, Wisconsin), 6’2” junior post player Sarah Buldtman (Metroplis, Illinois), 6’0” sophomore forward Jasmine Baines (Jeffersonville, Indiana), 6’2” freshman post player Brittany Neuman (Huntingburg, Indiana), and 5’4” freshman point guard Keisha Collins (South Holland, Illinois).

Dan McDonnell,
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