KU Women's Basketball Signs Mosley

Nov. 16, 2004

Lawrence, Kan. — University of Kansas women’s basketball head coach Bonnie Henrickson signed the fourth member of her 2005 recruiting class, Tuesday, when Shaquina Mosley (Sha-KWA-nah MOSE-lee) signed a national letter-of-intent to play for the Jayhawks.

Mosley, a 5-6 point guard, will transfer to KU after two years at Central Arizona College playing for coach Lin Laursen. As a freshman in 2003-04, Mosley averaged 15.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game to help the Vaqueros to a 33-3 record and a third place finish at the national tournament. Mosley shot 56 percent from the floor and owned an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.3-to-1. She was named first team All-ACCAC Conference, first team All-Region I and third team NJCAA All-America.

“Shaq will bring great experience to our team after playing for one of the most successful junior college coaches in the nation in Lin Laursen at Central Arizona,” Henrickson said. “Shaq is tremendously quick and a great distributor of the ball. She knows what it takes to be successful.”

Before Central Arizona, Mosley attended Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, Calif., where she was first team all-league her junior and senior seasons.

Mosley will become the second recent Jayhawk to transfer from Central Arizona College. Current senior Aquanita Burras spent her freshman season playing for the Vaqueros in 2001-02.

Mosley brings KU’s recruiting class to four, and is Kansas’ final signee in the early signing period, which ends Wednesday, Nov. 17.

“I’m really pleased with this class,” Henrickson said. “I think our staff did a great job of opening up lines of communication with parents and coaches. We have signed players who will fit needs that we have, but more importantly we’ve signed student-athletes who will be great role models for KU.”

Kansas Signees At-a-Glance Ivana Catic (point guard, 5-8, Wheeling, W.V. – Mt. deChantal Academy) Jennifer Orgas (forward, 6-2, Omaha, Neb. – Skutt Catholic HS) Shaquina Mosley (point guard, 5-6, Lancaster, Calif. – Central Arizona Community College/Antelope Valley HS) Sophronia Sallard (guard/forward, 5-10, Syracuse, N.Y. – Nottingham HS)