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Published: Friday, 7/16/2010

Guard commits to play for UT women


Tricia Cullop has secured her third commitment to the University of Toledo women's basketball team's 2011 recruiting class.

Ana Capotosto, who will be a senior at Saugatuck (Mich.) High, gave Cullop a verbal commitment two weeks ago.

"When the recruiting process started last fall, I knew nothing about Toledo," Capotosto said Thursday. "I went and watched the MAC tournament last winter and really liked how they played. I contacted coach Cullop and the first time we talked on the phone it was like an hour-long conversation. I just always got a good vibe from everybody at Toledo and it just felt right."

Capotosto, a 5-foot-10 guard, joins Pandora-Gilboa's Stephanie Recker, a 6-0 guard, and Brittany Carver, a 6-1 forward from Woodburn, Ind., as future Rockets who will join the team for the 2011-12 season.

Illinois transfer and former Central Catholic standout Brianna Jones, a 6-2 forward, will also be eligible for UT in 2011-12 after sitting out the upcoming season because of NCAA rules.

Cullop is not permitted to comment on incoming recruits until they sign a national letter of intent. This class can officially sign with UT in November.

Capotosto averaged 20.1 points per game last season and earned Class C All-Michigan first-team honors. She also posted 9.5 rebounds, 3.2 steals, 2.5 assists and 1.2 blocks per game while helping lead Saugatuck to a 16-6 record.

"She's very versatile," Saugatuck coach John Green said. "She's my best rebounder, my best post defender, along with being a real good ballhandler and good shooter."

Capotosto also had scholarship offers from Kent State and Eastern Michigan, Green said.

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