Tuesday, May 23, 2017

MSSU women's basketball signs 6-3 Australian center

(From MSSU Lions Athletic News)

Missouri Southern Women's Basketball head coach Ronnie Ressel announced the signing of Zoe Campbell for the 2017-18 season.

The 6-3 native of Meridan Plains, Queensland, Australia is a November 2016 graduate of Meridan State and will be a freshman for the Lions. Zoe (pronounced like Zoey) averaged 14.5 points and nine rebounds a game while playing for the Marlins of Meridan State. Campbell was also a two time MVP of the Sunshine Coast Rip, she won the honor in the Under 16 league in 2013-14 and again in the under 18 league in 2016-17.

"We are extremely excited to add Zoe Campbell to the Lion Family," said Coach Ressel. "Zoe will give us some size that we have not had the last couple of years. She comes from a basketball family of which her Dad has played professionally in Australia for a number of years and a brother that plays at a junior college in California. Zoe has a good awareness around the basket. She can finish with either hand and is a good passer. Zoe is an excellent student and comes from a great family."

She was also a part of the Queensland Kangaroos USA Tour that saw stops in Dallas and Chicago. In all, Zoe has helped her club teams to a bronze medal, 2016 Sunshine Coast High Schools Basketball Competition, two silvers, Under 15 Queensland State Schoolgirls Championship (Sun Coast) and 2016-17 Basketball Queensland Junior Basketball Competition [BQJBC] Under 20 (Southern District Spartans), and a pair of gold medals with 2013-14 BQJBC Under 16 (Sunshine Coast Rip) and 2014 Sunshine Coast High Schools Basketball Competition.

Zoe is the daughter of Jaime and Fiona Campbell and is undecided on her major at Southern.

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