ECU adds Ladd to women's basketball team

ECU Sports Information GraphicThe East Central University women’s basketball team has added Hannah Ladd of Ozarks High School in Mountainview, Arkansas, to its 2018-19 roster.

East Central University head women’s basketball coach Matt Cole has announced the signing of Hannah Ladd for the 2018-19 season.

Ladd, a 5-9 freshman, hails from Mountainburg, Arkansas, and is finishing her prep career at Ozark High School.

“We are very pleased to add Hannah to our program and university,” said Cole. “She is a fighter. She understands how to win and what it takes to win. She comes to Ada from a great program and coach Bret Nagel, and I look for Hannah to make her impact on our program very quickly.”

While with the Hillbillies, Ladd helped the team to an undefeated conference season as a senior, and a state runner-up title her freshman season. As a senior she averaged 15 points, nine rebounds, six assists and four steals per game. Her final season, she was named to the Arkansas All-State team and was ranked in the Top 5 in 4A in Arkansas.

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Jeff Cali has been covering sports in the Ada area since the mid-90s. He graduated from Byng High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from East Central University.