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Taylor Shead Signs Letter of Intent

April 11, 2007

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - LMU women's basketball head coach Julie Wilhoit announced today that Taylor Shead, a guard from Plano, Texas, has signed a letter of intent to join the Lions in the fall of 2007. Shead joins Renahy Young and Melanie Ysaguirre who signed letters of intent with LMU last fall.

Taylor Shead

"Taylor is a tremendous athlete-she is also an excellent student. Her athleticism on the court makes her a special basketball player. She has the skills that will allow her to develop not only as a basketball player but also as a student here at LMU. We are very excited to welcome Taylor and her family to our program," said Wilhoit.

Shead, a 5-10 guard, played her high school basketball at Plano West High School in Plano, Texas. As a senior, she averaged 11.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 3.2 assists per game. She helped her team reach the regional semifinals, serving as team captain. Shead earned first team All-District 5A honors and is a member of the National Honor Society. As a junior, she helped lead her team to the Texas 5A State Championship.

An outstanding athlete, Shead also was earned All-State honors in track in the 100, 200 and long jump.

In March, the Lions advanced to the championship game of the WCC Tournament and finished the season with a 19-12 record.