Women's Basketball Inks Two Student-Athletes in Spring Signing Period
May 30, 2007
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook University head women's basketball coach Maura McHugh and her staff have announced Samantha Norwood and Kim Etol will join the Seawolves in the fall. Norwood and Etol join Ariel Brown, Jodie Plikus, Kirsten Jeter and Misha Horsey, who signed earlier, as incoming student-athletes for the 2007-2008 season.
"We are pleased to announce the addition of Kim Etol and Samantha Norwood to our 2007 recruiting class. These two players, in addition to our four early signings, will make this class one of our most talented recruiting classes at Stony Brook," said McHugh.
Norwood is a 6'2'' post player from Perth, West Australia. She led Willetton High to the Australian National School Tournament in 2004, 2005 and 2006. In 2006 as captain, Norwood led the team with 13.5 points, 10.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game. She was MVP of the Western Australia Basketball Under 18 League and Vice Captain of the Under 18 Team in 2004 and 2005. Norwood averaged 11 rebounds per game as a member of the Western Australian U18 Junior National Team and seven rebounds per game for the U20 Junior National Team. Norwood averaged 7.5 rebounds per game in the 2007 Western Australia State Basketball Senior Women's League.
"Samantha is a tough and physical post player who will help fill the void left by our graduating senior class. She runs the floor very well and is an excellent rebounder," said McHugh.
Etol comes to Stony Brook from Arizona Western College, where former Seawolf Farah Vasquez-Jacobo attended. Etol averaged 14.8 ppg and made 74 3-pt FGs in the 2005-2006 season. She garnered third-team All-ACCAC (Arizona Community College Athletic Association). A pre-season All-American in 2006-07, Etol was sixth in the ACCAC in scoring at 17 ppg and second in free throw percentage at .802. Leading the team in scoring, assists, steals, 3-pt FG% and minutes played, she earned first team All-Region 1 and ACCAC. Etol was chosen to the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Division I All-American Honorable Mention Team.
"Kim is a talented and exciting player who can play both the point and off-guard positions. Kim's up-tempo style of play will fit in well with our system at Stony Brook," said McHugh.