Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Starkitsha (Luellen) Higgins, Memphis Lady Tiger

Junior College: Helped Southwest Tennessee Community College to a 51-3 record in her two seasons, averaging 13.7 points and 12.3 rebounds per game for the Lady Saluqis...Led her conference in rebounding, ranking eighth in the nation in Division I JUCO stats...Honorable mention NJCAA All-American and a Tennessee Junior College Athletic Association West Division Co-Player of the Year....Helped Southwest to a 25-1 record as a sophomore, and a national team ranking as high as No. 4 en route a Western Division crown...SWTCC also won the conference title with Higgins (playing under name Starkitsha Luellen) with a 26-2 overall record under head coach Andrea Martre...She is the first SWTCC player to sign with the Tigers since Charese Wren suited up with the team from 1992-1994.

Prep: A 2006 graduate of Melrose High School, Higgins played basketball and volleyball...Under coaches Jammie Poole and Robert Newman, she helped the Lady Golden Wildcats to a 20-11 record and a berth in the Region 8AAA tournament as a senior...Averaged 11.5 points per game as a senior...Also lettered in volleyball and track...Her high school team was the state runner up in her freshman season...Becomes the first Melrose graduate since Ashley Shields to sign with the University of Memphis.

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