November 12, 2015

Women’s basketball adds six new players


TCU women’s basketball is set to start its 2015-2016 campaign tomorrow with a new look.

Six new players have been added to the roster for this season: Three first-year students were recruited, one first-year walked on to the team and two sophomore students transferred into TCU.

  • Jordan Moore was recruited out of Stony Point High School in Round Rock, Texas. ESPNW ranked Moore as the eighth best post player in the nation.
  • Adeola Akomolafe was recruited out of El Dorado High School in El Paso, Texas, where she achieved multiple athletic honors. Akomolafe is one of the nation’s premier rebounders.
  • Claire Ferguson was recruited out of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Olathe, Kansas, where she was the all-time leading rebounder in program history.
  • Hattie Lankford walked on from Bishop McGuiness High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • Amy Okonkwo is a sophomore transfer from the University of Southern California. Okonokwo will be ineligible to play for one season due to NCAA transfer rules.
  • Toree Thompson is a sophomore transfer from the University of Mississippi. She started in nine games as a true first-year student for Ole Miss.

This season will also be the inaugural season for the team’s new assistant coach Aaron Kallhoff.

Aaron Kallhoff joined the women’s basketball program last June. Kallhoff spent the past two seasons at Arkansas State where he helped them tally their second-most wins in program history during the 2014-2015 season.

With a lot of new faces in the mix, senior guard Zahna Medley is looking forward to the start of the season.

“I have great teammates who get me motivated and just get our team motivated for our games,” Medley said.

TCU women’s basketball is coming off of an 18-14 record in which they advanced to the second round of the Women’s NIT, before falling to Southern Miss.