Crump rejoins ISU women’s basketball

Octavia Crump
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By ISU Sports Information

NORMAL – Illinois State head women’s basketball coach Barb Smith announced Tuesday Octavia Crump has rejoined the Redbird program effective immediately.

“I am happy to see Octavia decided to stay,” Smith said. “This is her senior year and she has already reached several personal goals in the classroom. We hope she continues to reach those high levels on and off the court.”

During the 2014-15 season, Crump played in 30 games with 23 starting assignments. She was the second-leading scorer, averaging 10.6 points per game with a team-best field goal percentage of 47 percent. Crump led the team in rebounds, grabbing 171 boards, averaging to 5.7 rebounds per game. She led the team in steals (35) and was second in blocks (13). The Zion, Illinois, native scored a career-high 22 points twice during the season, while dishing out a career high in assists (3), steals (5) and blocks (3).

“I thought about this decision long and hard,” Crump said. “With this being my senior year, I decided that this would be the best thing for me overall.”

Crump led the Redbirds in scoring in four of five games from Jan. 30 to Feb. 13, as she netted double-digit scoring performances during the five games, including two career-high performances. Over the five games, Crump averaged 17.6 points per game, while shooting 41 percent from the field and 84 percent from the free throw line.


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