Big Rapids, Mich. – The Ferris State University women's basketball program has announced the signing of prep guard April LaCross (Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Central), who inked a national letter-of-intent with the Bulldogs during the fall signing period. The announcement was made by 14th-year head coach Tracey Dorow.
The 6-0 LaCross was a first team All-Ottawa Kent (OK) Black Division honoree a year ago and is currently preparing to embark on her senior campaign this winter at Forest Hills Central High School in the Grand Rapids area.
"April is a versatile player who knows the game and has a soft shooting touch," Dorow said. "We are eager to see April in a Bulldog uniform and are confident she will feel right at home in our program."
A three-year letterwinner, LaCross averaged 10.8 points per game in 2010-11 while also contributing 4.5 assists, 3.9 steals and 3.6 rebounds an outing. Her performance helped Forest Hills Central to a 21-3 overall record and a district championship. They also claimed a second-straight OK Black league crown under head coach Roxanne Gallert.
LaCross shot 41% from the floor a season ago after shooting 43% as a sophomore in 2009-10 as Forest Hills Central finished with a 23-1 overall record.
The younger sister of current Lake Superior State University basketball player Candice LaCross, April has also played AAU basketball and attended FSU's annual summer camp in the past.
"When April came to our summer camp two years ago, we felt like she was already a Bulldog," said Dorow. "She's a fighter and she is working extremely hard to prove she has recovered from an injury last year. We expect her to be a great addition to our program."
The Bulldogs are currently off to a 2-1 overall start this season under Dorow's direction and will open Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action on the road this week. FSU visits Tiffin on Thursday, Dec. 1, for a 6 p.m. (ET) league tilt in Tiffin, Ohio, before visiting Ohio Dominican for the first time ever on Saturday, Dec. 3, with tipoff set for 1 p.m. (ET) in Columbus, Ohio.