Courtesy of Tarleton Sports Information

Tarleton head women’s basketball coach Ronnie Hearne announced the signing of Stefanie Cook to play basketball for the TexAnns beginning the 2007-08 season.

Cook, a native of Saint Jo, will transfer to Tarleton from Redlands Community College.

“Stefanie is a good outside shooter that we look forward to having on our roster,” Hearne said.

“She will provide depth at the guard position and is a dedicated student in the classroom as well.”

The 5-7 guard will be a junior for the TexAnns during the upcoming season. She averaged 7.3 points and 1.5 rebounds per outing for RCC while averaging .714 steals and 1.3 assists per game.

Cook shot .450 from the floor, .480 from the 3-point arc and .560 from the charity stripe last season.

In high school, Cook was on the Texas Girls’ Coaches Association All-State Team as a junior and senior. She was the All-Area Most Valuable Player and was named first team all-area all four years. She was the district’s Offensive MVP as a senior and was a first team selection all four years as well. Cook was also honored for her academics after being named to the academic all-state team as a senior to the academic all-district list all four years of high school.

She was a three-time all-tournament selection and was named the MVP of Saint Jo High School as a sophomore and senior. Her freshman and junior campaigns were highlighted by her being named the high school’s Offensive Player of the Year.

She was second in scoring in the Wichita Falls area her sophomore and junior seasons and in the Gainsville area her sophomore season as well. As a junior and senior, Cook was the leading scorer in the area of Gainesville while leading the Wichita Falls area in three pointers as a senior.

Cook is a member of the Who’s Who Among American High School Students in both the sports and academic editions while being named to the national honor roll in 2004-05. She was named the Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year for Saint Jo High School as a senior after averaging 20.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 5.2 steals and 2.9 assists per game.

That season, she also averaged .403 from the floor, .463 from beyond the arc and .697 from the free throw line.

After graduating from SJHS in 2005, she attended Colorado Northwestern Community College before transferring to RCC.