A native of Montreal, Quebec, guard Caylah Cruickshank will join the Green Wave program as a freshman in 2014-15.
Nov. 14, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - For the second time in as many days, the Tulane University women's basketball team added a guard for the 2014-15 season as Canadian standout Caylah Cruickshank signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Green Wave, head coach Lisa Stockton announced on day two of the NCAA Early Signing Period.
A native of Montreal, Quebec, Cruickshank joins the Tulane program from Dawson College where she is rated a three-star recruit by CrownScout.com. Cruickshank joins local product Kolby Morgan of John Curtis Christian High School on the Tulane signing class and both players will enter next season with their full allotment of college eligibility.
"Caylah and Kolby are two outstanding guards who will add quickness and defensive savvy to our squad," Stockton said. "Both of these young women will make us more competitive as we move to the American Athletic Conference next season."
In her first season at Dawson in 2012-13, she helped lead the Blues to a 21-3 overall record with an undefeated 18-0 regular season and silver medals at the Provincials and Nationals.
Elected team captain for the 2013-14 campaign, Cruickshank was invited to the 2013 Canadian Junior National Team tryouts and participated in both the GPS (Games, Practice, Skills) Invitational and Mid-Atlantic NCAA Summer Skills Select Exposure Camp in 2012.
She previously played at St. Thomas High where she helped lead the team to the 2012 Juvenile Girls Division I title (63-51 over LPHS) and the 2010 GMAA Midget Girls Championship (61-36 over Bialik), claiming MVP honors on both occasions. In addition to her prep career, Cruickshank also played AAU ball for the TW Bluehounds where she was a two-time All-Star at the USJN 17U National Championships.
"Caylah is a strong, physical wing who plays with great intensity," Stockton added. "She comes from a strong high school program where winning is a tradition. Caylah has a contagious energy and enthusiasm on the court. We are very excited to get a player of Caylah's caliber and international experience."
Cruickshank and Morgan will join a Green Wave team next season expecting to return 12 of the 13 members of the 2013-14 team. While Green Wave fans will have to wait until next year for the two newcomers to make their Tulane debuts, the current women's basketball team returns to action on Tuesday, Nov. 19, when it plays host to Southeastern Louisiana at 7 p.m. in Devlin Fieldhouse.
For tickets to that game, as well as future Tulane athletics events, contact the Tulane Ticket Office. The ticket office is located on the first floor of the James W. Wilson Jr. Center, and fans can also order tickets on-line at www.TulaneGreenWave.com or by calling (504) 861-WAVE (9283).