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Lacey Simpson, Illinois
Fifth-year senior Lacey Simpson is already a graduate of the University of Illinois, earning her bachelor's degree in sport management in May 2009. Simpson has continued her education in her final year of eligibility, working toward a master's in human resource education. After this season, she plans to continue playing basketball for as long as she can before pursuing a career in broadcasting or coaching. Simpson is one of the most active Illini in the Champaign-Urbana community and has become a role model to young fans with frequent visits to elementary schools. Last season, Simpson kept busy by interning in the Illinois Sports Information Office and hosting the Illini Insider television show.