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Dodd inks letter of intent to continue collegiate hoops career at Oakland

Vincennes University sophomore guard Nicole Dodd will continue her college basketball career at Oakland University in Rochester, MI.
Dodd, who earned NJCAA Div. I Second-Team All-American honors in 2014-15 when VU went 29-4 and reached the championship game of the NJCAA District P Tournament, signed her national letter of intent Wednesday afternoon to play for the Golden Grizzlies as her parents, teammates and VU assistant coaches Sonny Lents and Millie Crenshaw looked on.
"It's a beautiful campus and I think it fits me well both athletically and academically," Dodd said of her new home in Michigan next season. "It has my major and they also have the physical therapy graduate program, which is what I want to do after my undergrad (academic career) I've wanted to play Division I basketball since I was a little kid, so it's really special to be able to say I'm going to do this."
The 6-0 product of Northeast Dubois High School capped off her Trailblazer career with a sophomore season in which she played in all 33 of VU’s games and averaged 16.6 points while pulling down 5.5 rebounds per game. Her two-year totals for 63 games played at VU include 1,036 points scored. She averaged 16.4 points and 5.1 rebounds over that time. Dodd was the NJCAA’s top free throw shooter among Div. I players in 2014-15. She hit 91.9 percent of her attempts from the stripe by knocking down 102 of 111 free throws. Also, her 81 3-pointers out of 191 shots from beyond the arc was 16th in the nation. At 42.4 percent, Dodd ranked 23rd nationally in 3-point shooting percentage.


Dodd will join an Oakland Golden Grizzlies program that was 12-18 in 2014-15. Oakland is a member of the Horizon League.

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