Head Coach Luke Scheidecker has announced the addition of two Division 1 transfers from Indiana St in Gabi Baldridge and McKenzy Telfair.
Gabi Baldridge, a 6'4" center from Willard, OH comes to the Lady Warriors after one year at Indiana St. Baldridge played her high school basketball at Willard High School (OH). She scored over 1,000 points in her high school career where she was named an All-District 6 Coaches Association team and first team all-conference selection. Baldridge averaged 16.1ppg and was 2nd Team All State in Ohio. According to Dan Olsen of ESPN, Baldridge was rated at the 209th best prospect in the country and 34th best center in the 2016 recruiting class. Gabi saw action in the first nine games of the year where she logged significant minutes for the Lady Sycamores.
Coach Luke Scheidecker said, "Gabi will bring great size, experience, and presence in our front court. Gabi has had a year of Division 1 experience under her belt and that will be a huge asset with our team. Gabi will present problems in the post with the combination of her size, skill, and athleticism."
McKenzy Telfair, a 5'11" guard from Indianapolis, IN also comes to Wabash Valley College from Indiana St. as well. Telfair played high school basketball at Cardinal Ritter High School in Indianapolis. Telfair appeared in 26 games for the Lady Sycamores while averaging 15 minutes per a game. She averaged 3.4ppg and 2.5rpg for the season. She logged a season high of 12 points vs. Cincinnati and had a season high 6 rebounds multiple times throughout the year.
In high school Telfair was named an all-city and all 1st team all conference honoree at Cardinal Ritter. She was named an UnderArmour National All-Star team member. Telfair was also named an Underclassman All State Honorable Mention and selected to the Hoosier Magazine Top 60 workout. She also participated in the Hoosier Reunion All Star game.
"McKenzy is a great athlete who can play multiple positions for us," said Coach Luke Scheidecker "She can do a little bit of everything, as far as shooting it, putting it on the floor, and even posting up. She has great size and athleticism at the guard positon. McKenzy has a ton of potential, we are excited to see her grow and develop in her year at Wabash Valley. "