East Central University Women's Basketball Head Coach Matt Cole has announced the addition of two signees to the 2015-16 Tiger roster. The duo will join Lexi Smith and Tia Williams, who signed during the early signing period, as newcomers on the ECU roster.
2015-16 Women's Basketball Signing Class
Courtney Cowan, G, 5-7, Jr., Kansas, Okla. (Northeastern State)
Whitney Stotler, F, 5-11, Jr., Prague, Okla. (Seminole State)
"We are very pleased to add Whitney and Courtney to our 2015-16 recruiting class," said Cole. "Both student-athletes come here with outstanding basketball ability and skill and most importantly come to ECU with high character and will be excellent students in the classroom."
Cowan spent the last two seasons at Northeastern State, where she helped the Riverhawks to two-straight MIAA quarterfinal games. As a sophomore, Cowan saw limited action, but averaged 3.7 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.
Before Northeastern, Cowan spent four seasons at Kansas High School, where she helped the Comets to four-straight state tournament appearances. The team finished in the semifinals twice, as state runner-up once and claimed the 3A state title in 2010. In 2010, Cowan was named the State Tournament MVP, while averaging 10 points per game as a sophomore. Her final two seasons with the Comets she was named the Super Seven Co-MVP and finished her senior season with an average of 16 points per game.
"I've known Courtney for several years now and I'm happy she's decided to finish her basketball career with ECU," Cole commented. "She is an outstanding shooter and plays very strong in all areas of the floor. She's going to help bring some experience to this team, and the time I spent coaching her before at NSU will help her transition quickly to the program."
Stotler spent the last two years at Seminole State, where she helped the Belles to a third-place finish in conference play. She earned all-conference honors as sophomore after averaging 13 points and eight rebounds per game.
"Whitney is very athletic and can play most spots on the floor for us," stated Cole. "She works very hard and finds ways to score in the post and rebounds very well. She will be exciting to watch in our system and I can see her adding a lot to our program immediately."