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April 14, 2005
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April 15, 2005

ORLANDO, Fla. - UCF women's basketball head coach Gail Striegler announced that the Golden Knights signed two more student-athletes during the late signing period to bring the 2005-06 class total to three. The class consists of one junior college transfer and two high school seniors, one of which signed during the early period in November. All of the signees are post players.

Elizabeth Fieser comes to UCF from Dodge City Community College in Kansas. Fieser, a 6'1" center from Norwich, Kan., averaged 10.7 points a game and 5.2 boards per outing. She also had a 47.5 field goal percentage, 43.5 percent from behind the three-point arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line, while leading the Conquistadors in blocks with 17.

"Elizabeth is more of a four player but will play the five," said Striegler. "She can hit the elbow shot as well as the three."

Courtney Chessher played this past season at Ft. Walton Beach HS in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. Chessher, a 6'4" center, averaged 10 points and four rebounds per game during her senior season. She was a four-year varsity athlete at FWBHS and her team won four district titles and made three trips to the state final four. Chessher was named Second Team All-County after the 2004-05 season.

"Courtney has some areas that she needs to work on, as any high school athlete does trying to step into a Division I program," said Striegler. "She has some very good hands and gets up and down the floor well with a lot of potential."

The Golden Knights signed Jackie Akers, a post player, during the early signing period in November. A Naples, Fla. native, she averaged 17 points per game as a senior.

UCF finished the 2004-05 season with a 17-13 record and a 13-7 Atlantic Sun. The Golden Knights will enter Conference USA in the fall of 2005.

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