Spence to Participate in Final Four Camp
Courtesy: New Mexico State University  
Release:  03/31/2011
INDIANAPOLIS – With March Madness and the college basketball season coming to a close to early next week at the Final Four, former New Mexico State women’s basketball All-WAC senior guard Madison Spence will be in Indianapolis to personally check out the festivities while attending the 2011 Women’s Final Four Evaluation Camp April 1-2.

Spence was just one of 30 college seniors chosen from across the nation to participate in the prestigious camp organized by Global1Sports. Only seniors eligible for the WNBA draft are invited to the camp alongside current overseas players looking to play in the WNBA.

This Friday and Saturday the Aggie senior point guard will have the opportunity to showcase her skills among her peers in front of WNBA staff and representatives from international basketball teams from across the globe.

During the two-day event, Spence will go through personal workouts and interviews with professional WNBA and overseas staff. She will also participate in three competitive games with her peers to display her skill set for the next level.

“I’m really excited to be here,” said Spence from Indianapolis. “It’s a great opportunity for me to compete against these players. I just want to see how far I can go into the draft process.”

Spence ended a spectacular four-year career earlier this month by earning All-WAC Second Team recognition. She was an All-WAC preseason or postseason selection in each of her four seasons as an Aggie.

Spence has spent four years in a Crimson and White uniform, playing in a program record 121 career games while starting each one. Spence finished her career in seventh on the all-time NM State scoring list with 1,480 points. Last year, she became the 17th member of the 1,000-point club and just the seventh player in program history to accomplish the feat prior to her senior year.

This season Spence led the team in minutes per game (31.7) and points per game (13.8).

Her father, Darin Spence, coached Madison all four years at New Mexico State and has seen her game grow for years as both a coach and a parent.

“I’m just a true dad now,” said the elder Spence. “She’s had a great career. If she gets the chance and wants to play a little more, great, if she doesn’t that’s fine too. I think it’s great not only for her but the Aggie program, New Mexico State University and the Las Cruces community.

“I think this weekend gives her added exposure to go head-to-head against her peers. You never know, she’s the type of player that a team could find a spot on the roster for.”

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