USD women�s basketball adds two during late signing period

USD women��?s basketball adds two during late signing period Ryun Williams, the head women's basketball coach at The University of South Dakota, has announced the addition of two more student-athletes for the 2009-10 season. Committing to continue their academic and athletic careers at USD, during the late signing period, include Jodie Boss of Columbus, NE and Abby Kinder of Elkhart, ID. These two will join Emily Guenther of Altoona, IA; Pamela January of Richfield, MN, McKayla Knudson of South Sioux City, NE, Samantha Mehr of Apple Valley, MN, and Jamie Young of Great Falls, MT, who signed during the early signing period in mid-November. "We are very excited to have Abby and Jodie join our program," said Williams. "Both are exceptional student-athletes and are proven winners." Boss is a 6-foot-4 center who is transferring from Wayne State College in Wayne, NE. Boss is one of the best shot blockers as she ranked fourth in the nation in Division II competition in 2008-09 and fifth in 2007-08. Boss has had career highs of 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocked shots and also became the all-time WSC blocked shots leader. As a freshman at Wayne State, Boss was named Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Co-Freshman of the Year as she averaged 7.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.8 blocks a game as a true freshman. Boss is a graduate from Columbus High School where she was a three-year starter and four-year letterwinner. She earned Class A Second Team All-State honors from the Lincoln Journal-Star and as a junior, she helped her team reach the Class A State Tournament and earned All-City and All-Greater Nebraska Conference honors. Boss is the daughter of Terry and Vickie Boss. "We are very familiar with Jodie having coached her for a year at Wayne State," said Williams. "She is a very athletic post player that can really run the floor and is very disruptive defensively with her dominant shot blocking ability. Jodie has an ability to change games with her length, size and athleticism and we could not be more excited to coach her again." Kinder is a 5-foot-10 guard who is transferring from Danville Area Community College (DACC) in Danville, IL. Kinder was named NJCAA Division II Preseason All-America and was also a third team All-American honoree. She was the 2008-09 Midwest Athletic Conference (MWAC) Player of the Year and was a two-time MWAC All-Conference honoree. Kinder was also named All-Region in the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons. This past season, Kinder averaged 15.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. She shot 77 percent from the free-throw line and 50 percent from the field. Kinder is the daughter of Jeff Kinder and Jacque Meadows. "Abby is a 5-10 guard that can score the ball in a variety of ways as well as guard numerous positions on the floor," said Williams. "We are excited about her size, scoring ability and the fact she makes others around her better. Abby comes from a very good Junior College program and has been very well coached. We anticipate her making an immediate impact to our program." USD finished the 2008-09 season 18-11 in its first season as a Division I transitioning institution.

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