Nov. 20, 1997
USC Women's Basketball Signs Two Prep Standouts
LOS ANGELES - Guard Tiffany Elmore from Florin High in Sacramento, Calif., and forward Carmen Krause from Prescott (Ariz.) High have signed letters of intent with USC, women's basketball coach Chris Gobrecht announced today.
"I wish we had them both right now," Gobrecht said. "They both bring dimensions to our game that aren't here right now. Tiffany is as good of a guard as there is in the country. Carmen will give us toughness in the post and the kind of aggressiveness that you need in the Pac-10."
The 5-10 Elmore, a 1997-98 Street & Smith's All-American honorable mention and Student Sports All-State third team selection, averaged 19.3 points as a sophomore and 20.1 points as junior, leading Florin High to the Sac-Joaquin Section championship game in 1996 and 1997. As a sophomore and junior, Elmore earned Student Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-Metro Area first team and Delta League MVP honors. She was a tournament MVP 5 times in the last 2 years. Elmore, who has a 3.3 GPA, also competed as a sprinter on the Florin track team the last 2 years.
The 6-1 Krause averaged 13.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game as a junior in 1996-97, leading Prescott High to a 26-8 record and the Arizona state 4-A semifinals. Krause's honors include 1997-98 Street & Smith's All-American honorable mention, 1997 All-State first team and 1996 All-State honorable mention, 1997 Skyline Region MVP and 2-year Prescott Courier All-Tri-City first team.