Golden Eagles Ink Santos and Pumroy
Nov. 9, 2011
MILWAUKEE - Marquette University head women's basketball coach Terri Mitchell has announced the signing of guards Ashley Santos (Geneva, Ill. /Geneva) and Brooklyn Pumroy (Fairborn, Ohio/Fairborn) to National Letters of Intent. Santos and Pumroy will join the Golden Eagles in the summer of 2012 and have four years of eligibility.
"We are thrilled to have Ashley and Brooklyn join our basketball family," said Mitchell. "They are versatile scorers and will add depth to our guard position. We can talk a lot about what they will give us as basketball players, but the biggest reason they are joining our family is because of their high character and the values that have been instilled in them by their families. That will continue at Marquette. They are both great young women that everyone will be excited to be around."
Santos, a 5-11 combo guard, is listed as the No. 89 overall prospect and 34th at her position by ESPN HoopGurlz. As a junior, she led her team in rebounding (5.4 rpg) and was second in scoring (15.8 ppg) while helping Geneva to the class 4A super-sectional qualifier. Santos reached the 1,000 career point plateau mid-way through last season.
"Ashley is a tenacious player with a tremendous work ethic who can score in variety of ways. That kind of passion will add to our team that already values hard work."
The versatile guard was an all-area selection by both the Daily Herald and the Kane County Chronicle and was named to the Upstate Eight River Division All-Conference Team following the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Santos earned all-tournament team honors at the Geneva Invite and was the Most Valuable Player at the Benet/Naperville North Holiday Tournament in 2010.
Santos was a member of the U-18 and U-16 Puerto Rico National Team and has played with club teams Georgia Ice and Illinois Lighting Elite Platinum.
Pumroy, a 5-7 point guard, helped Fairborn High School to a 21-3 record and an appearance in the district finals in 2011. Named to the Dabbs Miami Valley All-Area First Team in 2011, Pumroy averaged 11.9 points, 2.6 assists per game last season and led the Greater Western Ohio Conference in steals with 4.1 per game.
"Brooklyn is a point guard that possesses a deep three-point shot. While she can shoot, she will push the ball hard, set people up and make things happen."
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