Seward County Community College sophomore women’s basketball player, Alyson Snell, has signed a national letter of intent with Pittsburg State University for 2007-08. Snell, a 5-foot-4-inch guard from Goddard, Kan., signs with NCAA Division II Pittsburg State, which is located in Pittsburg, Kan., and competes in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. Snell was a two-year player for the Seward County Lady Saints basketball program and although she missed the final 18 games of the season, she was fifth on the team with 25 three-point field goals.

Snell played in 20 games during her sophomore season before suffering a season-ending injury on Jan. 27 against Cloud County Community College. Snell averaged 17.1 minutes played per game, where she scored 6.5 points per contest and totaled 51 assists, 32 steals and posted a .842 (16-for-19) free-throw shooting percentage.

In her career at SCCC, Snell played in 51 games, made 36 three-pointers, and tallied 231 points scored, 97 assists and 57 steals. Snell was also recently honored at the SCCC Athletic Awards Banquet by receiving the Jamie Talbert Award, which is voted on by the Seward County women’s basketball players and given annually to the player who demonstrates the best attitude on and off the court, excels academically, and is well respected by her teammates.

Snell will join a program that is under direction of a familiar face, Lane Lord, who has spent the three previous seasons as the head coach at Barton County Community College. Lord, who was named head coach at Pittsburg State on April 5th, is taking over a Lady Gorilla basketball program that went 11-16 overall in 2006-07, but has made five trips to the NCAA Division II National Tournament (1993, 1993, 1995, 1997 and 1998) since becoming an NCAA Division II program in 1989-90.