Aug. 8, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Head coach Kristy Curry secured her third letter of intent since taking over the program in May with the signing of 6-4 post Oceana Hamilton on Thursday.
"We are excited to have Oceana join our program," said Curry. "She brings great size and skill to our frontline. We are fortunate to sign someone of her caliber so late. She will make an immediate impact in all aspects as we move the program forward."
Hamilton, a native of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, helped St. Edmund Campion to its third consecutive Region of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association (ROPSSAA) championship title in 2012, while also earning tournament MVP honors. The Bears went on to win the silver medal at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association championship, where Hamilton scored double figure points in each game.
As a member of the Blues Juel club team, Hamilton averaged 13.8 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. She also ranked sixth in the league in field goal percentage, hitting 46.7 percent of her attempts from the floor. Hamilton was named to the 2013 Juel Senior All-Star Team and received Second Team All-Star accolades at the conclusion of the season.