KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Facing the reality of losing two of the team’s three six-footers, Oregon Tech women’s basketball was able to get back some height with the signing of a community college transfer.
Heidi Halemeier joins the Owls roster from Linn-Benton Community College where she was a double-double player. Scoring 13.5 points and getting 10 rebounds per game, Halemeier also averaged two blocks and 1.5 steals per game.
“We are fortunate that Heidi has decided to continue her education at Oregon Tech,” said Oregon Tech head coach Scott Meredith. “We had her rated as the top post player in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges and she will now team up with Kassi Conditt to give us tremendous presence inside. Heidi has great touch and can score in a variety of ways. In addition, she is a great rebounder and defender. She brings experience, maturity and a history of success with her to the Lady Hustlin’ Owls.
She’ll join returning junior Conditt on next year’s squad. It’ll be their job to replace 2011-12 seniors Jazzy McDaniel and Aundrea Albright.
McDaniel was Meredith’s first recruit when joining the program three years ago. She scored 5.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in her two seasons.
Albright averaged 8.7 points per game over her four years with the OIT program, ending it with a career-high 11.6 per game. She was the team’s leading rebounder last season.
Halemeier will study communications at the Oregon Institute of Technology.
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