2010-11: Played in three games as a true freshman...missed the final 28 games of the season after having surgery on her foot...connected on her only two field goal attempts of the year, hitting one against both Mississippi State (11/16) and vs. Cal State Fullerton (11/28)...handed out first career assist vs. Mississippi State (11/16)...pulled down first career rebound and played a season-long four minutes at Stephen F. Austin (11/20).
High School: Graduated from Roseville College in Nov 2009 where she served as team captain and helped lead the team to a second-place finish in the Independent Girls' Schools Sporting Associations' 1A division...played for the Northern Suburbs Basketball Association from 2002-2010 and helped her squads finish second and third at the NSW State Championships in 2008 and 2009, respectively...also was a part of the NSW Metro team which won a bronze medal at the Australian National Championship in 2007...at Roseville in 2009, participated in the Basketball Australia's internationally acclaimed National Intensive Training Program which allowed her to train with a number of outstanding players and coaches...represented New Zealand at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in 2009...was selected to play for the Junior Tall Ferns in 2010...as a member of a IGSSA U16s, helped her team win the NWSCIS Tournament in 2007 and finish second in 2006...also competed in the IGSSA Opens in 2008 and 2009 where her teams finished second and first, respectively.
Personal: Born Laura Rose Elizabeth Stokes on March 6, 1992, in Sydney, Australia...daughter of Michael Stokes and Teresa Ruscoe...has two sisters, Rachel and Alannah...father, Michael, and cousin, Brook Ruscoe, played for the New Zealand Tall Blacks while cousins Kate McMeeken Ruscoe played for the New Zealand Tall Ferns and at NYU-Buffalo while Luke McKeeken Ruscoe played collegiately at Brown...proposed majors are business and psychology.
Stokes' Career Statistics
Points: 2 vs. Cal State Fullerton (11/28/10); 2 vs. Mississippi State (11/16/10)
Field Goals: 1 vs. Cal State Fullerton (11/28/10); 1 vs. Mississippi State (11/16/10)
Free Throws: N/A
Rebounds: 1 at Stephen F. Austin (11/20/10)
Assists: 1 vs. Mississippi State (11/16/10)
Minutes: 4 at Stephen F. Austin (11/20/11)
Double-Figure Scoring: 0
Double-Figure Rebounds: 0