Thursday, May 27, 2010

SHG graduate Nevins to play basketball at UIS

Sacred Heart-Griffin High School graduate Cristina Nevins will play for the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars women’s basketball team next season after starting for the Parkland College women’s basketball team that reached the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II National Tournament in March.

Nevins, the 2008 State Journal-Register Central State Eight Conference Female Athlete of the Year, expects to sign a NCAA Division II letter of intent this weekend.

UIS’ other spring signees are Virginia/A-C Central’s Megan Bergerud, Normal University High’s Alyssa Palmer and a junior college transfers Bailey Beale and Sadie Gann.

At UIS, Nevins will reunite with former SHG teammate Mallory Beck, who signed in the fall as did Kankakee Community College transfer Khassandrae Brown and Bloomington’s Amanda Hainlen.

The recruits were featured in a May 27, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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