Grand Canyon University women's basketball coach Trent May announced the signing of four players to the 2014-15 recruiting class Wednesday.
Leticia Infante, a 6-0 forward from Stockton, Calif., Katelyn Lee, a 6-3 center from Chickamauga, Ga.; Eliza Martinez, a 6-2 post player from San Antonio, Tex.; and Casey Rarrick, a 5-8 guard from Scottsdale, Ariz., have all signed a national letter-of-intent to play basketball at GCU.
"I want to thank my staff for working diligently to bring in great student athletes to GCU," said May. "We have a big class that we need to fill and, thus far, we have addressed a lot of needs.
"A good portion of this country is covered in this class from northern California to Georgia and in between along with local standout Casey Rarrick."
Infante is the first Division I athlete to come out of Excel Academy Sports Science and Health Preparatory High School. She averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and six steals. She is also a 4.0 student.
Lee was part of Gordon Lee High School's first basketball state championship in 2012-13. She is a two-time North Georgia Tip-Off Player of the Month and a Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Star. She averaged 9.8 points and 9.2 rebounds and shot 65 percent from the field last season.
Martinez is from Brennan High School and averaged 5.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks. Her team reached the Class 4A state semifinals and finished the year 30-9.
Rarrick is a local product from Saguaro High School. A pure shooter, she averaged 16.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.8 steals and 3.0 assists for the SaberCats. She captured All-City and First Team All-State honors and led her team to a state championship. The Division II Player of the Year, she was her team MVP and broke her school's record for 3-point field goals in one season.
"This is a well-rounded group of first class individuals with a lot of individual successes as student-athletes. We wanted to find players that have been well-coached, successful and part of winning programs," added May.
"An important common denominator in the group is toughness. These young players will flat-out compete. The competitiveness of this group will set the standard as we grow as a program," said the coach.
Along with the four signees for the 2014-15 season, GCU will add 5-11 Australian guard Jessica Gajewski at the semester. Gajewski played at Mountain Creek State High School in Brisbane, Australia. She played in the U-17 Australian Development Camp in 2011 and followed it up by being part of the 2012 National Performance Program. She starred for the Queensland Basketball League Maroochydore Clippers where she led the team in steals, points, assists and 3-point percentage.
"Our university became better with the addition of these student-athletes," May said. "We look forward, as a staff and university to have each of these ladies in the 'Lope family."
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