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May 30, 2006

Eagles add D-I guard into mix

EVANSVILLE, Ind.The University of Southern Indiana women's basketball team announced that 5'9" junior guard Akiya Alexander (Evanston, Illinois) is transferring to play for Head Coach Rick Stein's Screaming Eagles in 2006-07.

Alexander spent the previous two seasons at the University of Wisconsin where she averaged 2.5 points per game. As a sophomore, Alexander played in 13 games, making one start, and averaged 4.4 points and 1.6 assists per contest. She put up a career-high nine points against the University of Hawaii and had eight points against the University of Notre Dame.

Prior to attending Wisconsin, Alexander averaged 15.0 points, seven assists, and five rebounds as a senior at Evanston Township High School. She was a two-time All-Conference performer, the MVP of the adidas Tournament of Champions, and the MVP of the 17 & Under Tracey McGrady Blue Division.

Alexander, who participated in the adidas All-American camp, was ranked 84th overall and the 18th-best shooting guard by the All-Star Girls Report. She was selected twice by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times as a top-50 player.

"Akiya is a tall, athletic point guard who can create for herself and make everyone around her better," Stein said. "She is an excellent defender with tremendous speed and quickness. Akiya will make an immediate impact on our program."

Alexander joins 5'7" junior guard Missy Glaser (Evansville, Indiana) on USI's list of incoming players for 2006-07.

Dan McDonnell,
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