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Sarah Sandin signs with Point Park University women's basketball

March 19, 2010

PITTSBURGH – Point Park University women’s basketball head coach Sam Kosanovich announced Thursday that Sarah Sandin, a guard/forward from Yough High School, has signed with the Pioneers and that she will be a freshman in the 2010-11 season.

Sandin, who is 5-10, averaged 18.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game as a senior at Yough this past season. One of the top scorers in the WPIAL the last two years, she averaged 15.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game as a junior.

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SANDIN SIGNING: Sandin was formally signed during a ceremony at Yough Thursday afternoon. Sandin is pictured above (seated, center) along with her parents, Lana and Weston Sandin (also seated). Also on hand were (standing, left to right) Sam Kosanovich, Point Park women's basketball head coach; Lou Zadecky, Yough girls' basketball head coach; Tom Evans, Yough athletic director and Frank Dunbar.

“Sarah is a very talented player, and she is exactly the type of player we were looking for,” said Kosanovich, who completed his fourth season as head coach at Point Park last month. “She is a shooting guard who can also go down and play the four position if needed.

“She can shoot the jumper off the dribble, take it to the basket and also shoot from the perimeter. Sarah fits in very well with our system, and we are very glad to have her.”

Sandin earned four letters at Yough, was a two-year starter and a team captain. She led Yough to two straight postseason appearances to end a five-year playoff drought for the program.

On April 10, she will participate in the 35th annual Kenny Durrett all-star game at Gateway High School. The game is named for the late Durrett, the No. 4 pick in the 1971 NBA draft and an All-American at LaSalle University.

Point Park was 14-13 overall and 10-9 in the American Mideast Conference this past season to register the first winning season for the program in 16 years. The Pioneers are an NAIA Division II program.