Newman signs with Spring ArborPublished 8:14pm Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The best offensive player to ever put on a Brandywine girls’ basketball uniform committed to Spring Arbor University Monday afternoon.
Carlie Newman, who is the Bobcats’ all-time leader in points and 3-point baskets, signed a National Letter of Intent with the Cougars in front of family, friends and coach Josh Hood.
Newman said that Spring Arbor really was the only school she was looking at during the recruiting process.
“I like the small campus,” she said. “I made one visit. I stayed the night there and I really liked it. The players were really nice. It’s the perfect distance from home.”
Hood was excited to have another player sign to play at the next level and expects more to come.
“This is the culmination of her hard work,” he said. “Her parents have provided a lot of resources for her since she was little to travel all over and she’s taken advantage of that. I know it’s an exciting day for everybody.”
New Spring Arbor coach Ryan Frost says that Newman will be a perfect fit in the Cougars’ program.
“I was able to see Carlie five or six times over the summer and I really liked how hard she worked on the floor,” Frost said. “Her shooting ability is kind of obvious and stands out. She can really shoot the ball. Physically I think she will be able to adapt to the college game real well. She’s a real strong player who rebounds the ball well.”