CONWAY, S.C. The Coastal Carolina University womens basketball program has signed four student-athletes to National Letters-of-Intent, head coach Alan LeForce announced today (Nov. 9). The Lady Chanticleers will welcome Courtney Grambley (Morrow, Ohio/Little Miami), Jessica Noll (Myrtle Beach, S.C./St. James), Kate Jasinski (Birmingham, Ala./Penn (Ind.)) and Katie White (St. Charles, Ill./East) for the 2007-08 academic year.
Grambley, a 6-1 forward, helped Little Miami High School with a 26-1 record, a Fort Ancient Valley Conference championship and a berth in the Ohio State Tournament Final Four in 2005-06. She averaged 10 points and four rebounds per game on her way to being named First Team All-FAVC her junior season. Grambley shot 54.5 percent from the floor and 71 percent from the free-throw line last season.
Noll, a 6-0 forward, averaged 19 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals as a junior at St. James High School in Murrells Inlet, S.C. She was named to the "Toast of the Coast" First Team by the Myrtle Beach Sun News in 2006. Noll also was named to the All-Region Team and was part of the Hoop Zone Team announced by WPDE-TV. Noll was named to the Beach Ball Classic Holiday Invitational All-Tournament Team in 2005.
Jasinski, a 5-6 guard, played her freshman and sophomore seasons at Penn High School in Mishawaka, Ind., and returns there after playing her junior season at Oak Mountain High School in Birmingham, Ala. While at Oak Mountain, Jasinski averaged 11 points and three assists per game. She was a two-time all-Northern Indiana Conference selection at Penn and averaged 10 points and five assists as a sophomore. She also played for the Indiana Elite AAU program.
White, a 6-3 center, averaged 10 points and six rebounds per game as a junior at St. Charles East High School. She was named First Team All-Area by the Daily Herald and was an All-Upstate Eight Conference member. The Chicago Tribune selected her as one of the top 50 players in Illinois in both 2005-06 and 2006-07. White was a teammate of current Lady Chanticleer Lauren Grochowski in the Illinois Lady Lightning program.
"We feel like weve added another strong class," LeForce said. "We think this group is every bit as good as the recruiting class last year. Weve had two straight strong recruiting classes and thats the way you build a program. We feel very good about it. Well still be young as well have 10 freshmen and sophomores for next season, but they are good players."
Coastal will open the 2006-07 schedule Thursday, Nov. 16 at the College of Charleston. Game time is at 7 p.m., and will be broadcast on www.GoCCUSports.com.