Monday, November 18, 2013
Women's basketball head coach Tracey Dorow announced four recruits signed their National Letters of Intent to join the Crusaders as freshmen for the 2014-15 season. Georgi Donchetz, Danielle Franklin, Anne Hamilton, and Jasmyn Walker all chose Valparaiso as their collegiate destinations.
Donchetz hails from Savage, Minnesota. The 5'10'' All-South Suburban selection is a four-year letterwinner at Burnsville High School. Donchetz has been a standout on coach Larrisa Parr's squad since suiting up for the Blaze beginning in 2010-11.
Franklin is in her senior year at George Washington HS in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Franklin made an immediate impact, earning First Team All-Mississippi Valley, First Team All-Metro, and Second Team All-State honors in her sophomore season. She followed up her outstanding sophomore campaign with another monster year in her junior season. Franklin was again named First Team All-Conference and All-Metro, but she also elevated her status to First Team All-State in addition to capturing Valley Player of the Year accolades. She was also nominated to the 2013-14 McDonald's All-American Team.
An exceptional all-around athlete, the 6'1'' Franklin was a four-year letterwinner on the volleyball court where she was a four-time First Team All-Conference and All-Metro selection.
Hamilton is a four-year letterwinner at Minnetonka HS in Minnesota. She was teammates with Donchetz on the Minnesota Fury. Hamilton is listed at 6'0'' and played primarily a wing with occasional stints at shooting guard and forward. Minnetonka HS has compiled a 59-26 record with Hamilton on the roster. In addition to owning two All-Lake Conference nominees, Hamilton is elite in the classroom. She possesses a 4.12 grade point average and is a member of three honor societies including the National Honor Society. She is also on track to be a National AP Scholar.
Walker plays for the Mona Shores Sailors out of Muskegon, Michigan. At 5'10'', Walker was getting looks from a number of Big Ten schools including Indiana, before electing to become a Crusader. Walker holds numerous Mona Shores' rebounding records including a single-game mark of 23 in her sophomore campaign. She was an Honorable Mention All-State member her freshman year before following it up with a Fifth Team All-State selection her sophomore season, and an AP All-State nod last year. The Sailors have accumulated a 21-9 record in the Ottawa-Kent Black Conference thanks to Walker.
Furthermore, she fits the academic profile at Valparaiso. Like Hamilton, Walker is an AP scholar in addition to being named to the Honor Roll.
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