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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - SPORTS -

Tamika Kursh

SCHOOL Fort Smith North­side SPORT Bas­ket­ball

YEAR GRAD­U­ATED 2002 EM­PLOYED BY DeWitt Perry Mid­dle School CUR­RENT RES­I­DENCE

Car­roll­ton, Texas

NO­TABLE Led the Lady Bears to state cham­pi­onships in 2000, 2001 and 2002. … Scored 32 points and grabbed 12 re­bounds in the fi­nal game of her North­side ca­reer. … Kursh (2002) is the lone North­side bas­ket­ball player to earn McDon­ald’s All-Amer­i­can Game hon­ors. … She av­er­aged 14.3 points, 9.8 re­bounds and 3.7 blocks per game her se­nior sea­son. … Went on to play col­lege bas­ket­ball at Louisiana Tech, where in­juries hin­dered her play­ing ca­reer. … In 2007, she joined the Arkansas-Lit­tle Rock women’s bas­ket­ball pro­gram as Di­rec­tor of Bas­ket­ball Op­er­a­tions. … Will be­gin her eighth year at Perry Mid­dle School this fall. … In­ducted into the Fort Smith North­side Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.

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