Lady Bisons Land McAlister For Basketball
Wednesday, August 31, 2005


Miriam McAlister will continue to wear Lipscomb on her basketball uniform, only next year it will say Lipscomb University instead of Lipscomb High School.

McAlister, a 6-foot-1 post/wing player, has signed to play for Lipscomb Coach Frank Bennett, which means she is will go from being a Lady Mustang to a Lady Bison.

Last season for the Lady Mustangs, McAlister played in 28 games, averaging 12.9 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. She also blocked 84 shots.

"Miriam is a great addition to Lady Bisons basketball," Bennett said. "She is so versatile. She gives us an athlete with size who can also handle the ball like a guard. She is an outstanding shot blocker and rebounder because she is such a quick jumper."

As a junior McAlister was named to the All-District and All-Region teams.

"Miriam has shown continued improvement over the past year," Bennett said. "Her experience playing in a great high school program at Lipscomb will make for an easier transition to college basketball. Miriam is an outstanding student, a great person and a great leader. She will be a great fit for Lady Bisons basketball."