April 28, 2006
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming Cowgirl head basketball coach Joe Legerski today announced another addition to this year's recruiting class with the signing of Justyna Podziemska to a national letter of intent to attend the UW beginning in the fall of 2006.
Here is the signee:
Justyna Podziemska, 6-2, Forward, Wroclaw, Poland (Casper College):
A two-time First Team All-Conference, All-Region IX and WCCAC Player of the Year selection while being named to the All-Region IX and WCCAC tournament teams over the past two years at Casper College (Casper, Wyo.). She recently earned Third Team NJCAA All-American honors after being named Honorable Mention NCAA All-America a year ago. She averaged 16.1 points and seven rebounds this past season and 14.0 points and 8.5 rebounds as a freshman. Her team finished with a combined record of 37-31 over the past two seasons, including a 21-13 mark in 2005-06 and 16-18 in 2004-05. During the last two years, they have been the runner-up at the Region IX tournament, coming up short against Western Nebraska in both championship games. She was coached by Angelo Hill for the past two seasons. An excellent student, she earned Academic All-Region and Distinguished Academic All-American during her career. She was a member of the Polish National team that finished second in the '05 European Championships. Justyna is the daughter of Boguslawa and Roman Podziemska. She chose Wyoming over several schools.
"We are excited with the addition of Justyna to the Wyoming program," said head coach Joe Legerski. "She gives us a physical presence inside, and has all of the skills to play down low, but also has the ability to step out on the perimeter. She is definitely a player that can make an impact not only on this team but within the league."
Podziemska is the fifth student-athlete to sign a letter of intent by the Cowgirls season as they signed four during the early signing period. The other signees include Mallory Cline (6-4, Center, Wiley, Colo.), Gemma Koehler (6-1, F, Geelong, Australia); Tahnee Robinson (5-10, G, Fort Washakie, Wyo.); Aubrey Vandiver (5-11, F, Laramie, Wyo.).