Thomasville's Lakesha Springle to Become a Seminole

April 9, 1998

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State women's basketball Head Coach Sue Semrau has announced that Lakesha Springle, a 5-3 guard from Thomasville High School, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Seminoles in 1998-99.

Springle, a four-year letterwinner at Thomasville High, was a First Team All State and All Region selection while also garnering All Region and All Area Player of the Year honors following her senior season. She averaged 19.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals at the two-guard position last year. Springle was also a member of the Georgia Terrific Ten, the GACA All Star Team, the Georgia-Tennessee Team and was the AA State Player of the Year and the Times-Enterprise/Reebok Holiday Hoopfest Most Valuable Player.

"We're very excited about Lakesha coming to Florida State," Semrau said. "She not only brings a wealth of talent but a great deal of heart, integrity and character. She also brings with her a winning tradition have led her Thomasville team to back-to-back state championships."

Springle has also lettered in softball, cross country/track and soccer, making her the first athlete in the history of Thomasville High School athletics to letter in four varsity sports.

Springle is the fourth player to sign in the Sue Semrau era. Lea Bennett, a 6-3 center from Windham, Maine, Angela Sutton, a 5-10 guard from Cleveland, Tennessee and April Traylor of Martinsville, Indiana also signed in the fall signing period.

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