Nov. 11, 2009
PULLMAN - Washington State University women's basketball Head Coach June Daugherty announced the signing of three individuals to National Letters of Intent, Wednesday.
Hana Potter (Edina, Minn.), Sage Romberg (McKinleyville, Calif.) and Brandi Thomas (Elma, Wash.) each signed valid financial aid agreements to play for the Cougars beginning in 2010-11.
"Our staff did another tremendous job of signing three phenomenal student-athletes," Daugherty said. "This is a very impressive class, and it is great to see us expand nationally. Recruits are contacting us more on a national level because of our first two classes.
"After signing Katie Grad in 2007 and Carly Noyes in 2008, we are also excited that we were able to attract the finest player in the state for the third consecutive year. Brandi Thomas is no doubt the best athlete that has come through Washington in a long time."
Thomas (6-foot-1/guard) led Elma High School to a sixth-place finish at state during the 2007-08 season and a fourth-place finish last year. The team's most valuable player both seasons, Thomas garnered the Evergreen Conference's Co-Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year awards as a junior. Thomas also holds the school record for both blocks in a season (132) and blocks in a single game (12), in addition to the single-game rebounding record (23).
Romberg (6-2) is rated nationally at No. 73 by the All-Star Girls Report, and ranks No. 87 in the HoopGurlz 100. HoopGurlz also ranks Romberg as the nation's 23rd-rated shooting guard prospect. The McKinleyville High School product has been the Humboldt Del Norte League Girls' Basketball Most Valuable Player each of the last three years.
Potter, rated the No. 43 post in the country according to HoopGurlz, led her high school squad to a third-place finish at the state tournament as a freshman. As a junior the 6-2 Potter made the all-tournament team during the Christmas Tournament, garnered all-conference accolades and was voted her team's most improved player.
"We are extremely excited for each of our three signees to join our program," Daugherty said. "They are phenomenal athletes, wonderful people and outstanding students. This is a program on the rise, and they will each play a key role in helping us achieve our program's goals."
For more on signing day, and to view photo galleries of each of the signees, CLICK HERE.