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Miracle Woods grabs a rebound during the IHSAA state semifinals.
Courtesy: Laura J. Gardner/The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Women’s Basketball Coach Clipfell Inks First Recruit in Miracle Woods

Courtesy: Kristin Keirns, associate director of athletic media relations
Release: 05/21/2012
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KALAMAZOO, Mich.- First-year Western Michigan head women's basketball coach Shane Clipfell has announced the first National Letter of Intent signee in his tenure, as Miracle Woods from Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne, Ind., has committed to continue her academic and athletic career at WMU in 2012-13.

"We are very happy with the addition of Miracle," said Clipfell. "She is a proven winner coming from Bishop Luers High School and we believe she will have a major impact on our program. She is a very versatile and very physical post player who can guard both the low post players as well as perimeter players."

A 6-1 forward, Woods averaged double digits in her final three seasons at Bishop Luers, scoring 17.7 points per game and hauling in 9.5 rebounds per contest as a senior, earning all-state honorable mention. She also averaged just under two steals and one assist per game. As a junior, she produced 14.4 ppg and 9.2 rpg.

Bishop Luers advanced to three straight 2A Indiana state finals in 2010-2012, winning the championship in 2011. In the 2011 title game, Woods scored a game-high 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting, and pulled down 14 rebounds, tying the 2A state championship game record.

Woods is ranked as the No. 15 prospect out of the state of Indiana by MaxPreps.com.

Woods will be one of three incoming freshmen in the fall, joining Jessica Jessing (Toledo, Ohio/Sylvania Northview) and Alex Morton (Mishawaka, Ind./Penn).

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