Simpson’s women’s basketball signs three letters of intent

For Immediate Release

Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. – Simpson University women’s head basketball coach Derrick Pringle announced the addition of three future Red Hawks who signed letters of intent. The trio includes Nichole Jones of Puyallup, Wash., Kaity Hahn of Sacramento, and Ariassa Wilson of Tacoma, Wash. All three will play during the 2010-2011 academic year.

"This is a step forward for our program to be able to sign these quality players,” said Pringle. “All three are great athletes and will make a great addition to our team."

A 5-foot-7 guard from Puyallup, Wash., Jones played four years of varsity at Rogers High School where she was two-time MVP, Offensive Player of the Year, 1st Team All-League twice, Track and Field Athlete of the Year, and holds three track school records. She averaged 18.4 points, seven rebounds, and four steals per game. Jones is undeclared and will enroll in the fall.

"Nicole is an athletic and slashing guard who will fit right in to our program. Not only is she a solid basketball player, she is an excellent student," said Pringle.

Hahn, a 5-foot-5 guard from Sacramento, played four years of varsity at Rosemont High School. She was on the Sac Metro League All-League team and was team captain, MVP, and Offensive Player of the Year. She ranked 9th in the Sac-Joaquin section in assists and averaged 13.4 points per game, three rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 2.5 steals. She will major in business at Simpson.

Coach Pringle said, "Kaity is an exceptional basketball player. She is very creative and a great passer and shooter. We are happy to have her as a part of our program."

A 5-foot-7 guard from Tacoma, Wash., Wilson played two years at Highline Community College where she was 1st Team All-League and an all-star selection. She averaged 11.5 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.6 steals per game. She plans to major in youth ministry at Simpson.

"With her ability to finish around the basket and create shots for others, Ariassa will make players around her better," said Pringle.




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