Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Stars' Beale on All-GLVC 2nd team

Senior Bailey Beale became the first member of the University of Illinois Springfield women’s basketball team to earn All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honors when she was named second team all-conference.

In addition, Beal has been accepted into the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s “So You Want to Be A Coach” program and will accompany the UIS coaching staff to the Women’s Final Four in Denver.

“This is a great honor for Bailey and the UIS women’s basketball program,” Prairie Stars coach Marne Fauser said. “The second-team all-conference honor is a reflection of her tireless work ethic, competitiveness and intrinsic drive. Those traits helped elevate her to one of the best players in the GLVC.”

Beale, who is from Independence, Mo., finished second in the GLVC with 67 3-point field goals and ranked 14th in steals (47) and 17th in scoring (12.3 points per game). The durable guard led the conference in minutes played (34.7 per game).

Beale was featured in an February 29, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

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