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.