Tulsa Women's Basketball Team Inks Four to National Letters-of-Intent
Nov. 9, 2011
Tulsa, Oklahoma - The University of Tulsa signed Ashley Clark, Kelsee Grovey, Caitlyn Ramirez and Jasmine Vasquez to national letters-of-intent, as announced today by Head Women's Basketball Coach Matilda Mossman.
"As the letters of intent have come in today, it has been a flurry of excitement for our staff," Mossman said. "We are so excited about the quality of person we are getting from both an athletic and academic standpoint, and we are excited about the way this new group will mesh with the group we already have. Having the No. 4 recruiting class is the result of a lot of hard work by our staff and players, as well as the TU community. They have all played a role in this."
Collectively, the four players are the fourth-ranked recruiting class by ESPNU HoopGurlz among all mid-major teams, and are 39th nationally by Dan Olson's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report. Ramirez has a four-star rating, while Clark, Grovey and Vasquez are all three-star recruits, as rated by ESPNU HoopGurlz.
Clark, a 5'11" guard from Midwest City High School, has a 42 position ranking by ESPNU, and is ranked 103rd overall and 30th among shooting guards by Olson's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report. She averaged 13.7 points while shooting a 45-percent clip from the field and 31-percent from behind the arc. Clark had 129 rebounds, 98 assists and 68 steals during her junior season at MCHS.
"Ashley is very athletic and a good rebounder," Midwest City High School Head Coach Art Bode said. "She has a great ability to get to the basket, but her outside shot has also improved a lot since last year, and she can defend on and off the ball. Ashley is a great kid on the court, in the classroom and as a person."
Kelsee Grovey, a 5'8" guard, and Caitlyn Ramirez, a 6'2" forward, both come to Tulsa from Shawnee [Oklahoma] High School. The duo helped SHS post a 24-4 mark last season and earned the first bid to the state tournament in school history.
Grovey has scored 931 career points while shooting 47-percent from the field and 44-percent from three-point range. As a junior, she scored over 400 points, pulled down 158 rebounds, and had 65 steals and 31 assists. Grovey is a two-time Suburban Conference Basketball Most Valuable Player, and was selected as the SCB Newcomer of the Year as a freshman. She has a 30 position ranking by ESPNU.
Ramirez averaged 14.0 points and 8.5 rebounds, had 38 steals and 29 assists, and shot 55-percent from the field a year ago. She was selected as the SCB All-Tournament Team MVP and was the SCB Newcomer of the Year as a junior at Shawnee High School. Ramirez has a 24 position ranking by ESPNU and is ranked 179th nationally by Olson's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report.
"Caitlyn and Kelsee are two of our hardest workers and most dependable players on our team," Shawnee High School Head Coach Wendi Wells said. "They are great leaders and they never make excuses. They are super kids and great basketball players who continue to get better every day. They will be missed here because of heir attitudes both on and off the court, and I don't think you can replace them."
A 5'11" guard from Ryan High School in Denton, Texas, Vasquez sat out most of last season due to injury. She has an 85 position ranking by ESPNU and is ranked #167 nationally by Olson's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report.
"She is a good kid, a hard worker and has a great attitude on and off the court," Ryan High School Head Coach Monesha Allen said. "She had to miss a lot of last season, and she might miss this season due to injury, but she is a very aggressive player and a great player for our team."
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