C of O women's basketball coach Becky Mullis is pleased to announce the addition of Blue Eye star Avery Arnold for the 2022-23 season. Originally signing with Lyon College, Avery decided to re-open her recruitment following a coaching change at the college, eventually choosing the Lady Cats. Avery is a highly decorated athlete, earning All-State (2x), All-Conference (3x), and All-District (3x) honors, as well as leading the Lady Bulldogs to three straight Final Four appearances. She scored over 1400 career points, set a school record of 110 three pointers made in a season, was the conference Defensive Player of the Year, while averaging 16.4ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.7spg, and 2.4apg. Avery joins a talented 2022-23 class including Hannah Evans (Ava, MO), Susie Moran (Whitehouse, TX), Taylor Rush (Batesville, AR), and Isabel Rohfling (SBU, New Covenant, Rogersville, MO).
"We are so excited to have Avery join our team. She is a very talented player, a tremendous competitor, determined, with an incredible work ethic. Most importantly, Avery has high character, which makes her an excellent fit with our program and college. I know our fans are thrilled to have a local player stay home to play for the Lady Cats and we are thrilled to have her!"