Valpo head women's basketball coach Tracey Dorow announced Tuesday that Amber Lindfors and Imani Scott-Thompson have signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) to play with the Crusaders. Lindfors (Elk Grove Village, Ill./Elk Grove) is a 6-foot-4 center who finished her career with 788 boards, the second-most ever by a Gren. Scott-Thompson (Akron, Ohio/Firestone [Dakota College at Bottineau]) was a three-point specialist who broke numerous school and NJCAA D-II scoring records.
Lindfors will enter Valparaiso as a freshman during the 2015-16 season. She averaged 12.2 points, 10.8 rebounds, and amassed 122 blocks last season for Elk Grove. She accumulated 16 double-doubles in her senior season and recorded five or more blocks in a game on eleven separate occasions. Lindfors earned a No. 194 ranking in the country by the Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Basketball Report. The post player was also ranked the No. 30th player in the Chicago Area by the Bret McCormick All Star Girls Report. Lindfors was awarded all-conference and all-area honors in both basketball and volleyball.
Coach Dorow on Lindfors: "Amber is a mobile post player who has learned a great deal about what it takes to excel at the collegiate level from her family and her AAU coaches. She will make her presence known on the defensive end immediately and I believe she will shine on the offensive end once she learns more about our system. Amber plays under control and has good touch around the basket. She plays more physical than most incoming posts and is eager to get to work."
Scott-Thompson, a 5-foot-5 guard, will be a junior and is eligible to play in the 2015-16 season. She averaged 22.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists last season for the Ladyjacks. Scott-Thompson set a new NJCAA single-season record for three-pointers with 143. She enjoyed 13 games of 20 points or more in her final campaign with Dakota College at Bottineau. Scott-Thompson earned First and Second Team All-Region honors while becoming the first Ladyjack to score over 1,000 points.
Coach Dorow on Scott-Thompson: "I am thrilled to announce the addition of the top 3-point shooter from the NJCAA, Imani Scott-Thompson. While Imani will stretch the defense with her deadly 3-point shooting, she will also be able to create scoring opportunities for the rest of our team with her passing abilities. She is very excited to become a part of our Valpo family and we can't wait until she arrives on campus."
Lindfors and Scott-Thompson will join Meredith Hamlet, Claire Marburger, Hannah Schaub, and Allison Schofield as newcomers for the 2015-16 season.