Lady Aggies add Elgin all-stater and Canadian standoutApril 16, 2004LAWTON, Okla. -- Cameron University women's basketball coach Dick Halterman will have a pair of highly talented point guards at his disposal next season. Elgin's Taylor Campbell and Merrisa Martinuzzi of Tecumseh, Ontario, have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their playing careers as members of the Lady Aggie squad next season.
A two-time all-area selection and a 2004 All-State honoree, Campbell helped Elgin High School reach the Class 4A state title game this past season and was a member of the Hydro-Eakly High School teams that captured state titles in 2001 and 2002 prior to transferring to Elgin. Campbell's teams reached the area tournament title game all four years during her prep career, winning regional titles in three of those four appearances. A 5-6 senior guard, Campbell averaged 11 points per game this season while dishing out 116 total assists and hitting 40 percent from three-point range. For her efforts, she was named to the all-tournament team at this year's state tournament.
In addition to her impressive resume on the basketball court, Campbell received all-state honors in track and was a state champion in the long jump. She is the daughter of Lynn and Diann Campbell.
Martinuzzi collected a slew of individual honors at St. Anne's High School in Tecumseh, a suburb of Windsor, Ontario. She was a first team all-city selection in her senior year as she helped guide the Lady Saints to a city championship and a fourth consecutive appearance in the Southwestern Ontario Championship tournament. The 5-4 guard averaged 12 points and 2.0 steals per game while shooting better than 50 percent from the floor this season. For her efforts, Martinuzzi was named her team's Most Valuable Player. She is the daughter of Dawn and John Martinuzzi.
Cameron finished the season with a record of 15-13 under second-year head coach Dick Halterman. The Lady Aggies qualified for Lone Star Conference postseason competition for the third time in the last four years in 2004, losing to eventual conference champion and nationally ranked Angelo State University in the LSC tournament quarterfinals. Three Cameron players received individual postseason recognition in the conference, including LSC North Division Player of the Year Kimberle Woods.