Women's basketball adds Foster and Haynes
Friday, April 23, 2010

Nashville --- Tennessee State University head coach Tracee Wells has announced the signing of Kimberly Haynes and Tayla Foster to a national letter of intent to play for the Lady Tigers beginning with the 2010-11 season.

Kimberly Haynes and Tayla Foster will join fall signees Chelsea Hudson, Alana Morris and Tanesha Stenson as newcomers next season.

Haynes comes to TSU after spending two years at Cisco Junior College in Texas. While there, she garnered first team all-conference honors while averaging 12.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 4.5 steals as a sophomore.

As a freshman she turned in 16.7 points per game and was named to the first team all-conference honorable mention team. During her senior campaign, at Skyline Center, Haynes averaged 15.3 points and 3.6 points. She was also, named the Offensive Player of the Year.

"I'm very excited about Kimmie Haynes joining our program, commented head coach Tracee Wells. "We were looking for some experience at the Junior College level. She is going to be able to be an effective combo guard for us as she can play both the point and the shooting guard position.  That added experience is going to be helpful for our freshman going into their sophomore year. I'm looking forward to Kimmie being an effective Lady Tiger for two years."

Tayla Foster, a 5-10 guard, started all four years at Madisonville North Hopkins High School. As a senior, she averaged 21.4 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.0 blocks and was named the KABC Region 2 Player of the Year. She shot 50.7 percent from the field and helped her team to a 21-6 record this season.

The Madisonville, Ky., native finished her career as the all-time leading scorer in the school's history with 1,807 points. She was named to the all-district team for three consecutive years while receiving all-region honors twice.

"Tayla brings a new dimension to our game, similar to Alana and Chelsea. She is effective from both the perimeter as well as inside. She was sought after by four other OVC schools and we couldn't be happier having a player of her caliber join the Lady Tiger program. Great things are to come for TSU with the addition of this spring and last fall's signing classes."