Allen signs two more hoopsters for 2003-04

The Tabor College women’s basketball coach Rusty Allen has signed two more athletes for next season.

The team added even more height to next year’s roster by signing 5-11 post player Nicole Ellis of Supulpa, Okla.

Ellis, a four-year starter at Supulpa High School, helped lead her team to a 20-2 mark and a state tournament berth this season.

The 4.0-student and National Honor Society member also led her team to an area championship and Frontier Conference Championship in 2003.

Allen said he is excited about Ellis’ arrival on campus.

“We are looking forward to getting Nicole in our program,” Allen said. “She has a great work ethic combined with size, strength and solid skills.

“Nicole is used to success, playing on an outstanding high school team. She also has impeccable character.”

Last week, Allen announced the singing of Dana Hanson, a senior from Farmington (N.M.) High School.

The 5-feet-5-inch point guard averaged 11.1 points, 3.8 assists, 3.4 steals and 3.3 rebounds per game this past season. Hanson helped lead her team to a 20-7 record.

On the academic side, Hanson has a 3.8 grade-point average and has been an Academic All-District honoree since she was a freshman.

Allen expressed his pleasure with the signing.

“Dana comes out of a very successful program,” he said. “She plays very hard on defense and possesses the athleticism to be effective. She is a smart player with solid skills. She will fit into our program nicely.”

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