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Second Leading Scorer in Ohio HS's History Will Play College Basketball at DePauw

May 3, 2004

May 3, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - "Amanda Tsipis is used to success. It comes with the territory when you play girls basketball at Perry [High School]," writes the Star Beacon of Ashtabula, Ohio. "In each of her four high-school seasons, the Pirates played in the Edgewood Division II district championship game, and they are the three-time defending district champion. That success seems destined to continue. Tsipis will continue her basketball and academic pursuits at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. The Tigers under coach Kris Huffman posted a 26-4 record during the 2003-04 season and went 13-1 in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference."

Tsipis tells the newspaper, “I have been in contact with the coach, and last weekend I went out for a visit. I met the team, looked around and liked it.” Writer Tom Harris adds, "Tsipis finished her high school career with 1,216 points, second only to Jackie Altenweg in Perry school history. DePauw is a Division III school and cannot give athletic scholarships, but Tsipis will receive a number of merit scholarships for academics... Tsipis also considered Akron, Grove City, Baldwin-Wallace, Case Western Reserve, the University of Chicago and Richmond before settling on DePauw. 'I really like the team,' she said. 'I felt very comfortable, and it's a great fit academically. It's a small town, but it's only about an hour from Indianapolis.'”

The story notes that "Tsipis is the second area standout in two years to head for DePauw. Geneva graduate Jordan Cuddy, the 2002-03 Star Beacon All-Ashtabula County Player of the Year, averaged just over eight points a game for the Tigers as a freshman. Tsipis and Cuddy played together on the North Coast Vipers, an AAU team." It also points out, "Tsipis hasn't decided on a major, but when she does, it will be something in the field of mathematics. 'I might go into actuarial science or maybe accounting, but it will have something to do with math,' Tsipis said."

Access the complete article online by clicking here. Visit the DePauw women's basketball program's Web page here.

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