Ladies Ink Guard and Forward for Upcoming Season
Wednesday, July 28, 2010

SHREVEPORT-Two more names will be added to the 2010-11 women's basketball roster as Kendra Rice (Morton Ranch HS, Katy, Texas) and Tandrea Shamblin (Naaman Forest HS, Garland, Texas) accepted Centenary's offer of admission, announced by head women's basketball coach Bojan Jankovic on Wednesday.

Kendra Rice
Morton Ranch HS, Katy, Texas

"Kendra is a true point guard with good vision and feeling for pass. She is a decent shooter and is great on the ball defender. She will give us more depth on both guard positions. Kendra is good student that will do great in the classroom and on the floor," said Jankovic.

Rice, a graduate of Morton Ranch High School in Katy, Texas is the daughter of Charles and Teresa Rice. A 5'2" guard and a two-year letterwinner for the Mavericks under coach Pam Bowers, Rice helped her team to the State playoffs in 2009.

She played AAU basketball under Willie Stevenson for the Texas Inferno for nine years.

Away from the court, Rice was a member of the National Honor Society and was recognized with the Leadership Award. She plans on majoring in biology and pursuing medical school to become a physician or radiologist.

Tandrea Shamblin
5'8", Forward
Naaman Forest HS, Garland, Texas

"Tandrea is an athletic wing that can defend as well as rebound. She is good student and she will help our team to become better defensively. She can guard on multiple positions and can play inside and out offensively," said Jankovic.

Shamblin hails from Naaman High School in Garland, Texas and is the daughter of Tandy and Roderick Shamblin. On the court, Shamblin helped her team to a District Championship under Derek Short as a 5'8" forward.

She plans on majoring in psychology at Centenary.

Rice and Shamblin join Francesca Lawrence, Katarina Vidovic and Elisa Ramirez for the 2010-11 season.