TERRE HAUTE — Indiana State women’s basketball coach Teri Moren announced Tuesday the addition of Robinson, Ill., native Kelsey Dirks to the program.
Dirks will sit out the 2013-14 season because of NCAA transfer rules after playing her freshman season at Murray State.
“She has proven to be a tremendous student-athlete and will be a great addition to our program, both on and off the floor,” Moren said. “I know Kelsey is excited to be closer to home, where both family and friends can see her play and follow her career as a Sycamore.”
Dirks played in 29 games as a freshman at Murray State last season, averaging 6.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per outing. The 6-foot-3 forward posted five double-figure scoring efforts.
Dirks played four seasons at Robinson High School, averaging 16.6 points and 10.4 rebounds per contest. She was a three-time First-Team All-Apollo Conference selection and a two-time IBCA Fourth-Team All-State honoree. She passed the 1,000-point mark for her high school career as a junior.
ISU women’s basketball will welcome 10 newcomers to the 2013-14 roster. Joining Dirks will be Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir (Springfield, Mass./U. of Memphis), Bobbi Beckwith (Albion, Neb./Iowa Western CC), Cierra Ceazer (Topeka, Kan./Grambling State), Jasmine Grier (Commerce, Ga./Central Georgia Technical College), Lashonda Littleton (Dallas/Chipola College), Joyea Marshall (Wichita, Kan./UT Pan American), Chelsea Small (Denver/American U.), Rhagen Smith (Sullivan) and Stephanie Wittman (San Antonio, Texas/Kansas State). Dirks, Ceazer and Marshall will all sit out the entire season, while Small and Wittman will become eligible at the end of the fall semester.
* Cassell third — At the Lawrenceville (Ill.) Country Club, Adam Schenk again was the winner in the Lawrenceville Open tournament played last weekend at the Lawrenceville Country Club.
The all-Big Ten golfer had rounds of 64 and 70 to finish with a 10-under-par 134 score. Mitch Blackburn was second and Chris Cassell of Terre Haute took third with 140.