“Unfortunately, Katie Campbell won't be playing basketball at WSU this year due to personal reasons,” Jim Crawford of WSU’s sports information office tells Cougfan.com.
She asked to be released from her letter of intent, but he declined to offer additional details.
Campbell, a 6-0 guard from Oaks Christian High in Westlake Village, Calif., was a two-time league MVP and two-time Ventura County player of the year choice. This past season, the three-time team captain averaged 16.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.2 steals and 3.2 assists per game.
Last week, Daugherty announced that another 6-0 guard, Johanna Muzet out of Lyon, France, will be joining the Cougars this season.
Muzet brings to five the number of players in WSU’s 2016 recruiting class. The others are guard Chanelle Molina (Kailua Kona, Hawaii), guard Cameron Fernandez (Makawao, Hawaii), forward Kayla Washington (San Bernardino, Calif.), and forward Jovana Subasic (Sabac, Serbia).
Campbell committed to WSU in the early signing period last November along with Molina, Fernandez and Washington. Subasic, who is 6-4 and boasts a 7-foot wingspan, signed in the regular period two months ago.
Subasic is one of four Cougars competing this month in the FIBA U-20 European Championships. She’s playing for Serbia. Rising junior Pinelopi Pavlopoulou is lacing up for Greece, rising-sophomore Maria Kostourkova for Portugal and rising-sophomore Borislava Hristova for Bulgaria.
IN OTHER NEWS IN WOMEN’S HOOPS, a familiar face is rejoining the program. Katie Appleton, a 3-point-shooting ace for the CouGals from 2005-09, is the program’s new video coordinator, Daugherty announced.
Now Katie Bohnhoff (she is married to fellow WSU grad Brian Bohnoff), she comes to WSU from North Dakota’s Dickinson State, where she was an assistant coach for the Bluehawks.
In addition to video, she will handle alumni outreach and scout team coordination.
As a WSU senior in 2008-09, Appleton became the 12th Cougar in program history to score 1,000 points and finished her career with a then-school record 110 starts, three Pac-10 All-Academic honors, and an All-Pac-10 honorable mention. She is a native of Bear Lake, Calif.