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Lady Bisons Sign 6-foot-4 Center

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

11/10/2004

Lipscomb University women's basketball coach Frank Bennett has announced the signing of post player Rachel Viehmann.

Viehmann, 6-foot-4, plays for St. Charles West High School in St. Charles, Mo.

"Not only does she have amazing talent, but her team spirit, her enthusiasm and her dedication are beyond compare," said St. Charles West coach Ellen Parker. "She has a heart of gold, and is true leader both on and off of the court. She sets a great example for the younger players coming through our program."

Viehmann, the varsity team captain for two seasons, led her team last year as a junior with per game averages of 11.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 blocks.

In basketball she broke the school single season record for blocks with 136. She also has 228 career blocks, also a school record, in only two seasons.

"Rachel is a solid center," Bennett said. "She is a good shot blocker, and also has a good shooting touch. She is continuing to develop as a player, and has a great upside.

A versatile athlete, Viehmann has lettered in basketball, volleyball, track and swimming.

Bennett ranks Viehmann as a perfect fit for Lipscomb. Parker agrees.

"We will definitely miss her next year, but I know she is in good hands," Parker said. "When Rachel first told me she was considering Lipscomb University, I knew that was where she would end up. Her eyes lit up as she talked about her visit, and she said she knew Lipscomb was the perfect fit for her from the moment she stepped on campus.

"For the past four years she I have seen her develop into an outstanding basketball player and confident young lady. I know she will be able to continue that positive growth and development at Lipscomb University."