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Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball NLI Signing - Commodores Sign Six

Vanderbilt women’s basketball head coach Melanie Balcomb has announced the signing of six student-athletes for the 2003-04 season.
Below is their information:

2003-04 Vanderbilt Signees
• Katie Antony, 5-10, G, Anacoco, La. (Anacoco HS)
• Rachel Brockman, 6-3, F/C, Nobelsville, Ind. (Noblesville HS)
• Dee Davis, 5-7, PG, Cincinnati, Ohio (Princeton HS)
• Jennifer Hall, 6-1, F, Folsom, Calif. (Folsom HS)
• Cherish Stringfield, 5-7, G Wakefield, Va. (Sussex Central HS)
• Carla Thomas, 6-3, F, Mechanicsburg, Penn. (Cumberland Valley HS)

KATIE ANTONY
5-10, G, Anacoco, La. (Anacoco HS)
• Birthdate: 07/25/84
• Member of the 2002 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival South Team that claimed the silver medal with a 2-3 record.
• Nike All-American Camp (2001, 2002) participant.
•  Orlando Sentinel All-South honorable Mention (2001, 2002).
•  First team all-state, all-region, all-district, and all-parish (county), and all-parish MVP (2001, 2002).
•  Three-time MVP of Louisiana all-state team (2001, 2002, 2003).
•  Blue Star Elite Camp participant (2001).
•  Street & Smith All-America honorable mention (2001).
•  Adidas Top Ten Camp Underclass All-Star (2000).
•  Member of three consecutive class B state championship teams.
•  Averaged 25 ppg., 6 rpg., 5 spg. and 4 apg. as a junior.
•  As a sophomore, averaged 22 ppg. and 7 rpg.
•  Averaged 23 ppg. and 7 rpg. as a freshman.
•  Has shot over 50 percent from the field in each of her three varsity seasons.
•  Two-time state runner-up in 100 meter hurdles (2000, 2001).
•  Holds a G.P.A. of 4.0 and is also a member of the National Honor Society.
•  Future plans include college and medical school.
•  Daughter of Max and Quita Antony.
•  Has an older sister, Ashley (21), who played at Louisiana Tech, and a younger brother, Max (14).
•  Mother played hoops at McNeese State University.

RACHEL BROCKMAN
6-3, F/C, Nobelsville, Ind. (Noblesville HS)
• Birthdate: 11/08/84
• Daughter of Steve and Paula Brockman
More information to come

DEONNA (DEE) DAVIS
5-7, PG, Fr., Cincinnati, Ohio (Princeton HS)
• Birthdate: 11/08/84
• NIKE All-American
• Captured the gold medal with a perfect 5-0 record as a member of the 2002 USA Youth Development Festival North Team.
•  Street & Smith All-America honorable mention (2002).
•  Cincinnati Enquirer Division I All-State honorable mention and Dayton Daily News All-District special mention (2001, 2002).
•  Has started 65 of 67 high school contests.
•  Averaged 11.7 ppg., 5.0 rpg. and 5.2 apg. as a junior.
•  Named District 16 Player of the Year and All-Ohio Dream Team (2002).
•  Earned All-State first team and All-Conference first team honors as a sophomore after averaging 10.9 ppg and 4.2 apg.
•  Averaged 6.5 ppg. and 3.3 apg. as freshman, as her team finished with a mark of 18-6 and district runner-up.
•  Also a three-time varsity letterwinner in volleyball, softball and tennis.
•  Attends same high school that pop star Carmen Electra went to.
•  Daughter of Nadine and Leavell Davis.
•  Has one brother, Leavell (21).

JENNIFER HALL
6-1, F, Folsom, Calif. (Folsom HS)
• Member of the 2002 USA Youth Development Festival West Team that went 0-5 and finished in fourth place.
• Ranked second overall among Festival leaders in 3-point field goal percentage (46.7%).
• Scored a Festival single game high of 28 points versus the USA East Team, also recorded single game highs for field goal percentage (66.7%, 10-15 FGs) and 3-point field goal percentage (5-5 3pt FGs).
•  Adidas Top Ten Camp Underclass All-Star (2001).
•  Student Sports Sophomore All-America, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, Cal-Hi Sports Division II first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Junior Team.
•  Sacramento Metro Player of the Year, Sacramento Bee Player of the Year and Sierra Valley Conference MVP (2002).
• 2001-02 NIKE All-American, Adidas All-American; USJN National Championship; Street & Smith Pre-Season Honorable Mention; Women’s Basketball News Service All-American; All-Stars Girls Report Top 10
•  Blue Star’s No. 10 junior in California and No. 38 nationally.
•  As a junior in 2001-02, averaged 24.9 ppg. and 12.7 rpg
•  Averaged 24 ppg. and 13 rpg. as a sophomore and earned Sierra Valley Conference Player of the Year honors.
•  As a freshman in 1999-00, averaged 18.3 ppg. and 10.9 rpg.....USA Today Freshman All-American
•  Member of Southern Cal Women’s Basketball Club AAU team that claimed the 1999 14-and-under national championship.
•  Also plays for California’s Finest AAU team with took home the U.S. Junior National Championship in 2001.
•  Three-year honor roll student.
•  Future plans include becoming a veterinarian.
•  Daughter of Mark and Jane Hall.
•  Has a twin brother Matt.

CHERISH STRINGFIELD
5-7, G, Wakefield, Va. (Sussex Central HS)
• Birthdate: 6/27/85
• Averaged 22 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals as a junior
• Daughter of Cheryl and John Stringfield
More information to come

CARLA THOMAS
• 6-3, F, Mechanicsburg, Penn. (Cumberland Valley HS)
• Birthdate: 10/31/85
•  Member of the 2002 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival East Team that finished with a 3-2 record and the bronze medal.
•  Ranked as the Festival's second leading shot blocker (1.8 bpg.).
•  Street & Smith All-America honorable mention (2001 and 2002).
•  Associated Press Pennsylvania Big School All-State second team (2002).
• Second-Team All-State Selection (2002)
•  As a junior, averaged 13.3 ppg., 10.0 rpg. and 3.8 bpg.
•  Averaged 14.7 ppg., 9.3 rpg. and 4.0 bpg. as a sophomore.
•  Tallied 11.5 ppg. and 8.9 rpg. as a freshman.
•  Has started in all 91 varsity games since beginning of freshman season.
•  Also plays for AAU Lady Runnin’ Rebels, placing 3rd at nationals in 2001 (16-and-under).
•  Other interests include art.
•  Post-basketball career ambitions include becoming a pediatritian.
•  Daughter of Cecelia and Edward Thomas.
•  Has two brothers, Arthur (21) and Erwin (24), and one sister Mahald (13).


 









 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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