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May 15, 2006

Glaser transferring to USI

EVANSVILLE, Ind.—The University of Southern Indiana women's basketball team announced that former Mater Dei High School standout Missy Glaser (Evansville, Indiana) is transferring to USI to play for Head Coach Rick Stein's Screaming Eagles in 2006-07.

Glaser, a 5'7" guard, has two years of eligibility remaining. She spent the previous three years at Florida Atlantic University where she played under former USI Head Coach Chancellor Dugan. Glaser averaged 10.6 points per game as a sophomore and 7.3 points per game as a freshman.

The younger sister of former USI standout and current FAU Assistant Coach Natalie Glaser, Missy Glaser was second on the team in scoring and assists (2.2 apg) as a sophomore. She was third on the squad in scoring and second in assists (1.8 apg) as a freshman. She averaged 5.0 points and 1.8 assists per game before a knee injury ended her season four games into the 2003-04 season.

Her play helped FAU to the Atlantic Sun Conference championship in 2006 and a berth in the NCAA Division I Tournament.

Glaser was the all-time leading scorer at Mater Dei where she was the Metro Player of the Year in 2003 and a three-time first-team All-City and All-Conference selection. Glaser also was a two-time All-State selection—second team as a junior and first team as a senior.

Mater Dei won two sectional championships during Glaser's prep career.

A four-time Academic All-City selection, Glaser was named an Indiana Junior All-Star and to the Indiana Tremendous 26. She was named among the top-40 players in Indiana by Hoosier Basketball and played in the North-South All-Star game.

"We are very excited to have Missy coming back home to finish her career," Stein said. "Missy had two great years playing for Coach Dugan and Florida Atlantic. Her reason for leaving FAU had to do with her desire to pursue a degree in occupational therapy.

"She will make an immediate impact with USI women's basketball on the court and in the class room," Stein concluded.

USI was 15-15 a year ago and returns eight players from the 2005-06 roster. The Eagles also welcome back senior forward Sabrina Brandon (Danville, Illinois), who sat out last season with a shoulder injury.

Dan McDonnell,
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