Three freshmen added to Lady Frog roster
Aug. 28, 2008
FORT WORTH--The start of fall classes this week brought a pair of additions to the TCU women's basketball roster, as freshmen Tolu Omotola and Antoinette Thompson officially joined the squad. The two additions join fellow freshman Amanda Sims, who previously arrived on campus during the summer.
Omotola, a native of Houston, Texas, originally signed a letter of intent last fall to play for the Lady Frogs. A 6-3 forward who played for Dulles High School in Sugar Land, she averaged 10 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks, while hitting 51 percent of her field goals and 70 percent of her free throws as a junior in 2006-07 to earn second-team all-district honors.
Omotola was selected to participate with the Nigeria Under-19 Women's National Team last season and was rated as the 44th-best power forward prospect nationally by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report. She spent additional time playing club basketball with the Houston Heat. Omotola is a former prep teammate of new TCU teammate Eboni Mangum, who was a senior at Dulles during Omotola's freshman year.
Thompson, a 5-7 point guard prospect, played prep ball each of the last four years for O.D. Wyatt High School in Fort Worth. An athletic and heady player who will focus her time on contributing at the point for TCU, she earned District 7-4A Defensive Player of the Year honors two straight for the Lady Chaps as a junior and a senior.
Thompson was also a standout in the classroom during her high school career. She was named Scholar-Athlete of the Week by WFAA News 8 for the final week of March as a senior in 2008.
Sims, a product of Fullerton, Calif., gained a head start on her new freshmen teammates by arriving in Fort Worth during the summer after signing a letter of intent last fall. A 5-10 guard prospect, she was rated a three-star recruit by both Scout.com and HoopGurlz.com during last season's recruiting period, while Collegiate Girls Basketball Report rated her as the nation's No. 73 overall prospect and 13th-best shooting guard. She laced up for Fullerton's Troy High School.
TCU begins fall practice Oct. 18 prior to opening the season at home Nov. 14 against Maryland at 5 p.m. The squad will face Oklahoma City University in an exhibition contest Nov. 8 at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.