TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology head women's basketball coach Jon Prevo has announced his team's recruiting class for the 2016-2017 season. The new class joins a squad that finished 23-4 and earned a share of the first women's basketball regular season conference championship in program history. This year's team will also return seven of its top nine scorers from last season.
The three-player class comes to Rose-Hulman from three different states (players listed in alphabetical order).
Sophie Brooks travels to Rose-Hulman from Chicago, Illinois, where she was a four-year varsity starter at Jones College Prep. Brooks averaged 14 ppg, 8 apg, 5.7 rpg, and 3.1 spg and is her school's all-time leading scorer. She was a part of history by helping lead her team to its first ever regional title as a junior. Brooks was named captain and she collected two conference scoring champion and two team MVP awards during her high school career. She was also an active member of Jones College Prep Ping-Pong club and was a four-year Honor Roll student. She plans to major in mechanical engineering.
Rachel Shubella comes to Rose-Hulman from Judge Memorial High School in Salt Lake City, Utah. She averaged 12.0 points per game and finished her high school career with 701 total points. Shubella was named to both all-region and all-state teams in basketball and track and field twice. During her high school career, she competed in cross country, soccer, basketball, and track and field, and she captained all four teams as a senior. She will graduate fourth in her class as a member of the National Honor Society. She plans to major in biomedical engineering.
Hannah Woody hails from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she attended Milford High School. Woody was named 1st Team All-Eastern Cincinnati Conference, a District 16 All-Star, 2nd Team All-Southwest District, and had the second highest total points in the ECC Conference. She led her team in points per game (12.3), free throw percentage (.825), and three-point field goal percentage (.360) during her senior season. She had a career-high total of 23 points, one of 16 double figure scoring games last season. Woody also played varsity soccer, varsity cross country, and varsity track. Woody was inducted into the National Honor Society and earned the all-conference academic award four straight years. For her senior year, she chose to enroll in the College Credit Plus program, where she attended the University of Cincinnati, earning dual credit for both college and high school. She will graduate with a 4.33 GPA weighted and 4.0 unweighted. She intends to major in electrical engineering at Rose-Hulman.