April 20, 2009 – Truman women’s basketball head coach Michael Smith has announced the signing of Cassie Hunt for the 2009-2010 season. Hunt becomes the sixth member of the 2009 recruiting class, joining five that were inked last fall.
Hunt, a 6-foot-0 post player from Richmond, Mo., will transfer to Truman after playing two seasons at North Central Missouri College. She averaged nearly 18 points per game and finished third in the program’s history with 1,094 points. A unanimous first-team all-region player, Hunt was a second-team all-American as a sophomore and became the first two-time all-American in school history.
As a freshman, Hunt was the NJCAA player of the week once and was a third-team all-American. She ranked in the nation’s top 50 in scoring, field goal percentage and rebounding in her first season prior to ranking 13th in the nation in scoring as a sophomore.
“With Georgia [Mueller]’s graduation, we needed to find someone with experience in the low post, and Cassie brings that having been a two-time all-American,” head coach Michael Smith said. “She has great hands and does a great job finishing around the basket. She is one we needed in many ways, is a great vocal leader, and will be a big contributor to our program.”
Hunt graduated from Richmond High School and was a two-time all-conference player and a two-time KMZU Dream Team member. She also was selected as a 2007 Lions Club all-star.
Also updating information from the fall release, guard Amy Galey, who recently completed her second season at Highland Community College, was named a third-team NJCAA all-American after picking up all-region honors as a freshman.
For the full fall release, visit the following link: http://gobulldogs.truman.edu/articles.asp?id=2359.