ASU's highly successful year gives hope for more in '09-10
SAN ANGELO, Texas — The 2008-09 athletic year at Angelo State began with renewed hope and ended with a pair of teams coming up just short in their quest for national championships.
With five teams advancing to the postseason, three on to the national level, it is easy to judge it one of the most successful years — from beginning to end — in recent history.
Related: ASU Athletic Year: 2008-09
Lady Buffs sign 5 hoopsters
Brittany Williams of Sudan and Ariel Robertson of Cedar Hill are among five players to sign national letters-of-intent to play women's basketball at West Texas A&M, Lady Buffs head coach Krista Gerlich said.
The Lady Buffs also signed Division I transfers Madelyn Brown from Texas Tech and Aly Sherman of Central Arkansas along with high school product Megan Janousek of The Woodlands.
Those five players join early signee Callie Schniederjan of Dalhart.
Making it official
After helping to lead the Cleburne Yellow Jackets to the Class 4A, Region II quarterfinals, Cleburne senior Ethan Anderson will take his game to the next level in the fall.
Anderson, a 6-3 guard-forward who was the District 16-4A and All-Johnson County most valuable player, signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla.
“It’s a lot of stress off my chest,” Anderson said. “I feel relieved.”
Anderson said schools started calling him before the basketball season, when he was still playing football.“I visited Dallas Baptist,” Anderson said. “That was it. There wasn’t a lot, but it was like peer pressure [to sign]. It was real stressful.”