Monday, April 25, 2011

Carlinville's Kelly among UIS signees

Former Carlinville High School standout basketball player Elizabeth Kelly is transferring from NCAA Division I Wright State to Division II University of Illinois Springfield.

UIS announced Wednesday that Kelly and four other players have signed with the Prairie Stars.

Kelly said she also considered transferring to Illinois Wesleyan before selecting UIS. She’s leaving Wright State, which is located in Dayton, Ohio, for multiple reasons.

“I changed my major (from biology) to political science,” Kelly said. “UIS is in Springfield, which is the state capital, and there’s a lot of good opportunities there. I should have a better opportunity to play.”

The signees were featured in an April 22, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

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