May 8, 2000

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma's head women's basketball coach Sherri Coale announced today the signing of National Junior College first team All-American Rosalind Ross to a national letter of intent to play for the Sooners beginning with the 2000-01 season.

Ross, a 5-9 guard from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, earned NJCAA All-American honors after guiding her team to an overall record of 33-3 and averaging 17 points, five rebounds and three steals per game as a sophomore. She also connected on 41 percent of her shots from the three-point line. Ross was voted the region and conference player of the year. In addition, she was selected as the regional tournament most valuable player and was named to the juco National All-Tournament team.

"Rosalind is a great addition to our program," stated Coale. "Her athleticism will allow her to be utilized in several different areas, which could cause her to make an immediate impact. She's a terrific scorer and tremendous perimeter player who has extremely quick hands and feet."