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Ausitn Peay State University Women’s Basketball announces signing

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball head coach Carrie Daniels has turned to one of her former stomping grounds for the latest addition to the 2013-14 roster, signing April Rivers of Las Vegas to a letter of intent.

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Daniels ties to the Las Vegas area originate from her two-year stint as an assistant at UNLV. Her discovery of Rivers also came with the benefit of rekindling a relationship with Bishop Gorman High School head coach Sheryl Krmpotich, who was an assistant coach at Austin Peay from 1992-96 – the final four years of Daniels’ collegiate career.

Still Rivers has built her own impressive resume that caught Daniels’ eye. A 5-6 guard, she averaged 15.8 points, 1.7 assists and 2.3 steals per game as she led the Gaels to the Division I State Championship game. A three-point threat, she made 55 three-pointers as a senior and converted on 48 percent of her field goals. Rivers was named a second-team all-state selection by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

“We are extremely excited adding April to the Lady Govs family,” said Daniels. “She is a combo guard who brings quickness, defense and a scoring mentality. April is a true competitor who wants the ball in crunch time. I know the program she’s been in, she has competed at the highest level and been coached by one of the best. She is a true winner.”

Rivers was highly regarded by ESPN’s Scouts, where she was ranked 79th nationally at the guard position and received a grade of 83.

2012-13 Austin Peay Women’s Basketball Signees

Tearra Banks, 6-4 center from Louisville, KY. (Ballard HS)

Alex Fox, 5-7 guard from McKinney, KY. (Lincoln County HS)

Jacey Scott, 5-10 guard from Douglas, AL. (Douglas HS)

Beth Rates, 6-1 center from Hawesville, KY. (Hancock County HS)

April Rivers, 5-6 guard from Las Vegas, NV. (Bishop Gorman HS)

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