The Mount Vernon Nazarene College women's basketball team has added another player to its 2001-2002 recruiting class with the addition of Lindsay Reed.
Reed, a 5-foot-5 point guard from Marysville, Ohio, averaged 17 points, 4.5 assists, 3 steals, and 2.2 rebounds per game as a senior at Fairbanks High School. She also nailed 40 percent of her three-point shots (25-of-62). The two-time First Team All-Conference selection was named to the Central District First Team and the All-Ohio Special Mention Team following her senior season. She was also chosen to play in the Ohio North-South and District 10 All-Star games. She holds her school's single-game scoring record with 37 points, and she also holds the records for most career assists and most free throws made in a season.
"Lindsay will be a great addition to our team next year," said MVNC head coach Steve Gregory. "She is a point guard who handles and shoots the ball very well. She is coming off a stellar high school career in which she put up great numbers. She is able to distribute the ball well and is the consummate team player. Any time that you can shoot 40 percent from beyond the three-point arc, you know that you have had a good season."
"Lindsay will also be a great fit academically and spiritually," Gregory added. "She comes from a Nazarene church and is the valedictorian of her class at Fairbanks. She plans to study early education, and I believe that she will be a great teacher some day. She is a player packed with potential, and I look forward to working with her over the next four years."
In addition to playing basketball, Reed has been involved in National Honor Society and served as a D.A.R.E. role model. She was also selected as Fairbanks High School's homecoming queen.
"I chose MVNC for several reasons," said Reed of her college choice. "I really liked the supporting Christian environment there. The coach and players made me feel very welcome, and the staff was very helpful and nice. I was also impressed with their academic record and the education program."
The Lady Cougars posted a 20-12 overall record this year for their second straight 20-win season. MVNC also won the National Christian College Athletic Association national title despite entering the NCCAA National Tournament as the eighth-seed at the eight-team tournament.