Legette-Jack Inks Two for 2010 Indiana Women's Basketball Class
Nov. 19, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana head coach Felisha Legette-Jack has announced the signing of point guard Andrea Newbauer and center Marissa Taylor to national letters of intent for the 2010-11 season.
Newbauer, a 2009 Indiana Junior All-Star, comes to IU from Concordia Lutheran High School in Ft. Wayne. The 5-9 guard was named to Ft. Wayne's Fab 5 as a junior and earned Second Team Indiana Basketball Coaches Association all-state and All-Northeast Indiana honors. She was named to the First Team All-Summit Athletic Conference as a sophomore and a junior and earned second team honors as a freshman in 2007. Newbauer owns a career average of 12.6 points, 4.5 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game. As a junior, she led Concordia with 13.4 points, 6.0 assists and 2.6 steals per game and ranked second on the squad with 4.5 rebounds per contest. She also led Northeast Indiana in assists per game and owns Concordia's single-season record in that category.
"Andrea is a tough hard-nosed guard that exemplifies what Indiana basketball is all about," said Legette-Jack "She's a great student and a tremendous athlete that will do whatever is necessary to help us win. We will look to her to help fill the role that Jamie Braun will leave after this season, and we are excited about her becoming a Hoosier."
Newbauer is a member of Concordia's honor roll and is a National Honor Society member. In the summer of 2009, she attended a 10-day National Leadership Forum on Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta and has interest in pursuing a career in medicine. She is the daughter of Charles and Cheryl Newbauer and the younger sister of Cameron Newbauer, an assistant women's basketball coach at the University of Georgia in Athens.
Taylor, a 6-5 center from Chicago, Ill., helped lead Bolingbrook High School to the Illinois Class 4A state championship in 2009. Before playing at Bolingbrook, Taylor was a 2008 Lansing State Journal Dream Team Class B Honorable Mention selection as a sophomore at Waverly High School in Lansing, Mich. She also earned third team ESPNRise.com All-Area Greater Detroit honors and was one of the 20 best players in mid-Michigan according to the Lansing State Journal.
"Marissa is a very athletic 6-5 post player who will give us a great inside presence," Legette-Jack said. "She's very good in transition and is also a great shot blocker. She will give us some much-needed size with a high IQ for the game. We are very excited about the addition of Marissa to our Hoosier family."
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