April 26, 2000

%^$COLUMBUS, Ohio – Head women’s basketball coach Beth Burns announced today that Kit Savage has%^$ signed a national letter of intent to continue her education and basketball career at The Ohio State University%^$ next fall.%^$

%^$ “We are really pleased to add Kit Savage to our 2000 recruiting class,” Burns said. “Our staff was%^$ impressed with her versatility and ability to play both ends of the court. She can score, rebound and defend%^$ with the best of them. Her Tyler Junior College team plays with a style very similar to ours. Most importantly,%^$ she brings the competitive attitude that comes with playing for a national champion.%^$

%^$ “I would like to congratulate my staff for putting together another great recruiting class.”%^$

%^$ Savage attended Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas for the past two years. Last year, her team compiled%^$ a 34-2 record en route to winning the NJCAA Division I National Championship. Per game, she averaged 8.4%^$ point, 4.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.6 steals and 3.5 blocked shots.%^$

%^$ Savage is originally from Arkadelphia, Ark., where she also attended Arkadelphia High School. She is 5 feet 9%^$ inches tall and is projected to play either off-guard or small forward for the Buckeyes.%^$

%^$ “I really liked the coaching staff, the team chemistry and their style of play,” Savage said. “Plus the%^$ status of the university really intrigued me.%^$

%^$ “I would describe myself as a heads-up player who does the little things to help the ball club. I think I’ll fit well%^$ into Coach Burns’ system.”