July 13, 2000
NEW ORLEANS, La. - - The Tulane women's basketball team has picked up a sixth newcomer for the 2000-01 season, head coach Lisa Stockton announced on Thursday.
Riley Kennedy of Clinton, La., will join the Green Wave this fall, having completed her high school career at the Silliman Institute in Clinton. While playing at Silliman, Kennedy was a three-time all-state selection and was named the Mississippi Private School Association (MPSA) Player of the Year as a senior. She was selected to the MPSA South All-Star team and was named the squad's Most Valuable Player. Kennedy was named to the all-conference team after each of her four seasons and was chosen as the conference Most Valuable Player as a sophomore, junior and senior. In addition, Kennedy earned letters with both the track and field and tennis teams and was a member of the National Honor Society. She graduated No. 2 in her class.
Kennedy also played AAU basketball with the Baton Rouge Lady Tigers, helping the squad to appearances in the AAU National Tournament in 1997 and 1998.
"Riley will be a great addition to our team," Stockton said. "We're excited about Riley becoming a part of the Tulane family. She shows the commitment and work ethic to be a successful addition to this program."
Kennedy joins four other Tulane signees: Tiffany Wilson of Marietta, Ga., Kelly Nadeau of Hudson, N.H., Tymeka Moore of Houston, Texas and Delacey Joseph of Donaldsonville, La
Tulane is fresh off its sixth straight NCAA Tournament appearance after winning the Conference USA Tournament for the third time in four seasons. The Green Wave posted a 27-5 record, its fifth consecutive 20-win season, and is an impressive 139-43 (.764) in six seasons under Stockton.