Southwest Tennessee Community College

For Immediate Release

Date November 14, 2007

For More Information: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114/ (901) 619-1899


Lady Saluqis’ sophomore Candace Rucker has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her education and basketball career at the University of Southern Mississippi. Rucker, a 5’9” guard from Northside High School, came to Southwest after playing her freshman season at the University of Colorado.

”Candace should be a big factor in Southern Miss’ success next season,” said Southwest women’s basketball coach Andrea Martre. “She is a great fit for them.”

Rucker is currently averaging 24.3 points per game through three games, ranking second in the National Junior College Athletic Association. In addition, Rucker is among NJCAA leaders in rebounds (9.7) and steals (5.0) and also leads the Lady Saluqis with a .567 field goal percentage.