July 6, 2009
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's basketball team has added two transfers for the 2009-10 season, Head Coach Staci Schulz announced. Brittany Lloyd and Shannon Austin bring valuable experience to the Matadors after successful junior college careers.
A 5-6 combo guard, Lloyd is a graduate of Palmdale High School and spent her last two seasons with Antelope Valley Junior College. A two-year starter for the Marauders, Lloyd averaged 9.3 points, 2.2 assists and 1.6 rebounds in her two seasons. She earned All-Foothill Conference First Team honors following the 2007-08 season and received league Honorable Mention following the 2008-09 campaign.
"We have been interested in Brittany since high school and she represents another talented perimeter player for the Matadors," said Schulz. "She is very quick, has the ability to penetrate and is a good 3-point shooter."
Austin arrives at Northridge after spending two seasons at West LA College. In March, she was named the Most Valuable Player for the Southern Division of the Western State Conference after averaging 25.1 points and 8.0 rebounds per game for the Wildcats. In fact, she scored in double figures in all 30 of the Wildcats' games and poured in a season-high 42 against College of the Canyons.
"Shannon brings a wealth of experience to the court and has seen playing time at nearly ever position," added Schulz. "She brings versatility and athleticism to our squad in 2009 and is a tremendous scorer."
The pair joins Amanda Thomson, Violet Alama, Jonelle Nomura and Felicia Walker as newcomers to the Matadors in 2009-10. Following an 8-23 season that saw the Matadors earn both a berth and victory in the Big West Tournament, Northridge returns several top players in 2009-10, including Jasmine Erving, Katrina Thompson and Analee Viena-Lota.