PACEMATES FOR 2007-08 ANNOUNCED

INDIANAPOLIS, July 27, 2007 - The Indiana Pacers have announced the members of the 2007-08 Indiana Pacemates. Twelve of the 18-member dance team will perform at every Pacers’ home game. This season's squad consists of six veterans and 12 newcomers.

The veteran members of this year’s squad and their hometowns are: Angela Beltchenko (Libertyville, Ill.), Michelle Bowyer (Columbia City, Ind.), Meredith Lindgren (Greentown, Ind.), Jarin Pelley (Speedway, Ind.), Melanie Potesta (Indianapolis) and Tessa Sutton (Henderson, Ky.).

The newcomers to the squad, along with their hometowns are: Ito Aoki (Tokyo, Japan), Samantha Armstrong (LaPorte, Ind.), Aminda Bowen (Seattle, Wash.), Seazun Clark (Lawrenceburg, Ind.), Brittany Day (Indianapolis), Whitney King (Noblesville, Ind.), Ashley Morris (Fishers, Ind.), Bethany Rojanasupya (Crawfordsville, Ind.), Madalyn Rivera (Defiance, Ohio), Jessica Runnels (Richmond, Ind.), Kimberly Tibbs (Indianapolis) and Ashley Walczewski (Granger, Ind.).

Choreographer/Coordinator Stacy Austin is in her seventh year with the team. Austin was a nine-year member of the Pacemates before taking over as choreographer/coordinator in 2001. Originally from Fort Wayne, she currently resides in Fishers.

If you would like to interview Austin or any of the Pacemates, contact PS&E's Public Information Department at (317) 917-2500. If you would like to schedule the dance team for appearances, contact Austin at the aforementioned number.