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Former University of Wyoming Star Joins Colorado Chill

February 20, 2004 - National Women's Basketball League (NWBL) - Colorado Chill News Release

The Colorado Chill of the National Women’s Basketball League announced today the signing of former University of Wyoming star, Carrie Bacon, to a 2004 contract. Bacon will join the Chill on Tuesday, February 24 and will be on the roster in time for the Chill’s next home game at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, CO on Saturday, February 28th at 7 pm against the Dallas Fury. Bacon will play power forward for the Chill and will split time with Maren Walseth, a Penn State graduate, and Katie Cronin, a Colorado State graduate.

Bacon, a 2003 Wyoming graduate, has spent the last five months playing for Amicale Stesil in Luxembourg, a division one European Professional team. Bacon has been averaging 29.6 points per game in leading her team to the Luxembourg playoffs in April. Bacon will rejoin her Luxembourg team directly following the Colorado Chill playoffs the last week of March.

“Carrie will add needed depth, muscle, and scoring from the power forward position for us. She is a proven warrior on the court and her energy will help us in the stretch run, plus she fits into our long term plans,” said David King, General Manager of the Colorado Chill.

At Wyoming Bacon earned all-conference and all-region recognition. She will become the eighth key player from the area joining former University of Colorado star, Jenny Roulier, Colorado State standouts, Becky Hammon, Katie Cronin, Angie Gorton-Nelp, Teresa James-Hinz, and Shannon Randles, and University of Regis star, Shawna (Marsh) Hawes. The Chill also boasts Olympic hopeful and Detroit Shock WNBA Playoff MVP Ruth Riley, Sacramento Monarch’s guard Edna Campbell, Helen Darling of the Minnesota Linx, Jill Chapman-Daily of the Detroit Shock, Maren Walseth former Penn State Star, and TCU guard Candace Baldwin. Hammon is currently on injured reserve and Hinz is on maternity leave.

The Chill is currently in second place in the NWBL with a 7-5 record and will play their next game against the Spirit in Springfield, Massachusetts on Sunday at 1 pm mst. The Chill play their home games at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland.

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