Sanchez and Staff Sign Three for 2012-13 Season
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/17/2011
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Nov. 17, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- First year head coach Yvonne Sanchez and her staff scoured the country for top recruits to add to the 2012-13 roster. They inked three from various regions for this signing period, hailing from Minnesota, Texas and Oregon.

A 6-0 forward or center out of Minneapolis, MN., Khadijah Shumpert averaged 12.8 points and 8.3 rebounds during her junior season, shooting 58% from the floor. Over the course of her high school career, she recorded an average of 10.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. Shumpert is also approaching 1,000 career points at Bedilde-St. Margaret's High School. She currently has 972 career points and 589 career boards.

Shumpert, born September 21, 1993, was named North Suburban all-conference and to the Minnesota State Tournament all-tournament team for two consecutive years. As a sophomore, she led her team to a state championship title and was named honorable mention All-State, garnering All-State honors her junior year when her team finished third.

The staff signed a second player in the paint for next season; Jordyn Peacock is a forward and or center out of Beaverton, Ore., who averaged 9.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.2 blocks last season. Born January 7, 1994, she chose New Mexico over offers from UNLV, Cal Poly and St. Mary's.

Bryce Owens, a point guard hailing from DeSoto, TX., has won 61 games in the past two seasons on DeSoto High School's varsity squad. Born September 27, 1994, she was a first-team All-District selection and third-team All-Region as a junior. Owens averaged eight points, three assists, three rebounds and three steals her junior year.

The Lobo women's basketball team will take on the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. in The Pit. All alumnae present will be honored at halftime and are invited to a post-game reception in the lettermen's lounge.

Saturday also marks Youth Jersey Night for fans; any child ages (8-12) in attendance will receive a discounted ticket for $2.