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Friday, 18 April 2014 15:32

Baker Adds Independence Transfer

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker Women's Basketball program announced the addition of 5'10" guard Kelsey Larson from Independence Community College on Friday afternoon.

Larson started at Independence in her redshirt freshman season, averaging 10 points, six rebounds, and three assists including an 18 point, 12 rebound game against Northern Oklahoma-Enid before an injury sidelined her halfway through the year. She was named to the State Fair Classic All-Tournament Team this season as well.

At the time of her injury, she was shooting 45-percent from the field, 38-percent from three, and 78-percent from the free-throw line. Kelsey is originally from Iola High School in Iola, Kan., where she set the school record for steals in a career.

During her senior year at Iola, she averaged 12 points, eight rebounds, and four steals while being named to the First Team All-Southeastern Kansas League as well 4A All-State Honorable Mention.

Kelsey will be transferring to Baker with three years of eligibility left. She is the daughter of Mark and Angie Larson and has two sisters, Emily and Megan.

"Kelsey is a player that we are very familiar with," said Baker head women's basketball coach Ben Lister. "We recruited her heavily out of high school and we are very excited that she is going to now be a part of our program. The best word to describe Kelsey is tough. She competes and contributes in so many ways as her stats indicate. She can play multiple positions and is very good on defense. She fits extremely well with our style of play and her versatility on both ends of the floor and will be a tremendous asset. Having her for three years is big for us as well and we look forward to her being here in the fall."


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