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Women’s Basketball Adds Two Freshmen for 2008-09
Five freshmen will join head coach Phil Stern and the Retrievers in 2008-09.
BALTIMORE—UMBC head coach Phil Stern announced today that two players – Jasmine Elum and Topé Obajolu – have inked National Letters of Intent during the spring signing period to join the Retrievers in the fall of 2008.
Elum, a 5-7 guard out of
Elum led Bodine to a 71-28 record, two district championships and two appearances in the state quarterfinals in four years. She is a four-time District 12 All-Public League selection and a two-time All-State honoree. In addition, she was the runner-up fore the Phoenix Award, which is given to the best girls’ basketball player in
“Jasmine is an outstanding scoring guard who has the ability to get to the basket,” Stern said.
Obajolu is a 6-3 post player from
A three-year starter and a two-time WCAC All-Conference honorable mention, Obajolu was nominated for the McDonald’s All-American team in 2008, when she led the league with 100 blocked shots. Earlier this season, she posted a triple-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 12 blocks.
Obajolu also played for the nationally ranked Fairfax Stars AAU team.
“Topé brings great size and athleticism to our center position,” Stern said.
Elum and Obajolu join classmates Michelle Kurowski, Katie Brooks and Erin Brown, who signed in November.
“We’re very fortunate to sign two players of Jasmine and Topé’s ability in the spring,” Stern said.