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A veteran college men’s basketball coach once said, “recruiting is like shaving, if you don’t it every day you get behind and don’t look so good.”
Ginger Colvin coaches the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers, so the same quote may not hold totally true. However, Colvin, like her predecessor NAIA Hall of Fame coach Donna Wise, keeps on top of new players 365, this year 366, days a year to better her nationally-acclaimed program.
Colvin signed three high school players during the season in Kentucky high school front-court products Lindsey Burd of Hart County and Kristen Jacob of Lexington Christian before adding Livingston, Tenn. guard Abby Miller.
The recruiting for the 2012-13 campaign was not over as Colvin picked up a pair of transfers in Union (Tenn.) University’s Mrashi Karumba and Western Kentucky guard Ellen Sholtes.
Karumba, known as Mash, has only season of eligibility but Colvin thought the 5-9 senior brought some versatility to her upcoming team.
“She just fits our system,” Colvin offered. “She’s athletic, shoots the three and is very long.”
Sholtes, who was Most Valuable Player in leading Mercy to the 2010 Kentucky State High School title, started the last 11 games for WKU.
“She just adds an exclamation point to our roster,” Colvin said. “Her love for the game, experience and talent are all great assets that she brings to our team.”
Colvin did not stop with this season’s class and has already inked two stand-outs for 2013-14 in Monroe County guard Madison Clements and Montgomery County center Macie Spence.
“It’s a special signing for me because Madison is the first player from my home town,” Colvin admitted. “I know her family, I know her and I know the tradition of Monroe County basketball. We have a winner in Madison. Macie is a nice addition for our program. She has great size and shoots the ball well everywhere on the floor.”