June 10, 2011
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's basketball team has signed Randi Friess to a financial grant in aid agreement, head coach Jason Flowers announced. A 6-0 guard from Savannah, Ga., Friess will join the Matadors starting in the 2011-12 season after a highly decorated prep career.
"We're excited to add a player and person of Randi's quality to our program," Flowers said. "She is an outstanding athlete who has good size, speed and basketball awareness. Being a taller guard, she'll provide match-up problems on both ends of the court."
Friess prepped at Savannah Christian High School under head coach Toy Byrd where she was a two-time member of the GHSA All-State Basketball First Team. She was a member of the Converse All Star Classic National Team and a four-time Scholar Athlete.
The 6-0 guard helped lead the Raiders to the GHSA Class A state championship game in her junior year. In her senior campaign, she had another great season in averaging 14.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 5.1 steals per game. Friess earned all-region honors following all four of her seasons and was all-area her final three years.
She also was a star volleyball player and a standout in soccer and track. A four-year starter on volleyball, she earned all-region honors in her final three seasons on the court. She also excelled in track in her senior year, earning all-area honors and finishing sixth in the 800 meters at the state championships.
Friess joins an incoming group of seven Matador newcomers for the upcoming 2011-12 season. They'll team with five returning players from the 2010-11 season, including two-time All-Big West Second Team honoree Jasmine Erving.
"Randi is an athletic, versatile player who adds a lot of flexibility to our line-up," Flowers continued. "We are excited for her to join the Matador family and look forward to getting to work."