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Three transfers coming to IPFW

Both basketball teams at IPFW got fairly significant transfers today.

Chris Paul's women's team picked up two players when Rachel and Stefanie Mauk of Lima, Ohio, announced they will transfer from Central Michigan University to IPFW and will be eligible to play in the 2011-12 season.

Dane Fife's men's team will get more immediate help in Jason Smeathers, a 6-foot-8 forward who first signed with IUPUI, then went to Arizona Western College, and now to IPFW.

Smeathers, who averaged nearly 10 points and four rebounds a game last season at Arizona Western, will be eligible to play next season for the Mastodons.

"Jason gives us tremendous versatility, having played multiple positions throughout his career," Fife said in a university release.

Rachel Mauk is a 5-10 guard averaged nearly five points a game and was named to the Freshman All-MAC team, and Stefanie, also 5-10, averaged 4.3 points.

"We recruited both Stefanie and Rachel out of high school, and we were very awae of their abilities - as were a lot of schools," IPFW women's coach Chris Paul said in a release.