Women's Basketball - Thu, Feb. 26, 2009
CHICAGO - Romisha Taylor, a 5-6 point guard from Von Stueben High School in Chicago, has made an oral commitment to continue both her athletic and academic career at Saint Xavier University as a member of the Cougar women's basketball team. Taylor was the floor general for the Lady Panthers, who wrapped up a successful 22-9 season Tuesday night with a trip to the semifinals of the IHSA Class 4A Niles West Sectional suffering a heartbreaking 37-36 loss to New Trier High School. SXU women's basketball coach Bob Hallberg feels Taylor is the perfect fit for the up-tempo, aggressive style of play he has coached during his tenure with the Cougars.

"Romisha will fit right into our program's style of play because of her amazing quickness and knowledge of the game," said Hallberg. "She has found success as a point guard because she sees the floor well and makes good decisions. I am very excited that she has chosen Saint Xavier to continue her basketball career and know she will contribute right away."

"I'm very excited to commit to Saint Xavier University," said Taylor. "It is close to home and I really liked the players and coaches that I met when I visited. I think it will be a great fit for me."

Saint Xavier is in the midst of another successful season with a 22-4 overall record and a first-place finish (8-1) in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC). The Cougars wrap up their regular season on Saturday, February 28, with a 1 p.m. road game against Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) before taking the No. 1 seed into next week's CCAC Tournament.