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Transy’s Leach featured in latest issue of Sports Illustrated

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Transylvania’s Julie Leach, a sophomore center from Beaver Dam, Ky., is featured in the current issue of Sports Illustrated magazine.

Leach is featured in the Faces in the Crowd section for leading the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference in both scoring and rebounding this season, having 16 games with double figure scoring and rebounds, and being named HCAC Player of the Week four separate times.

Leach, a graduate of Ohio County High School, averaged 19.6 points and 10.6 rebounds in all games and 18.3 points and 11.4 rebounds in conference play. Both were league bests. She also led the HCAC in field goal shooting at 56.8 percent.

Leach helped Transy, coached by Greg Todd, to an 18-7 record overall, 12-4 in HCAC play. The Pioneers are the No. 3 seed in this weekend’s HCAC tourney at Manchester and will play No. 2 Rose-Hulman at 8 p.m. Friday.

Host Manchester faces Anderson Friday at 6 p.m. The winners meet Saturday at 3 p.m. with an NCAA Division III tournament berth at stake.

The championship game will be available via a Web cast at www.pennatlantic.com.