Apr 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports EditorCentral Wyoming College women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg likes how Wyoming Indian senior Anneshia Hill handles herself on the court and off.
Stauffenberg secured Hill for the next two years when the guard signed a national letter of intent on Wednesday to play for the Rustlers.
"The biggest thing is that Anneshia fits in what I look for in a student athlete," Stauffenberg said. "I want somebody who can come in and contribute that can make us better. I also like the student part of it."
Hill is a member of the National Honor Society, and carries a 3.80 grade point average in the classroom.
"I just like what she does," Stauffenberg said. "She is a pretty good team player."
Hill was named the 2012 girls Fremont County Player of the Year.
"I'm pretty excited to try something new and take the whole basketball thing to the whole new level," Hill said.
Hill has played at Rustler Gym a couple of times when WIHS was playing in the Class 2-A West regional tournament.
"I liked her even more when I saw her in our gym with our players," Stauffenberg said. "Then you have a better measuring stick because she is going against players you have evaluated for two years."
Hill is the daughter of Lisa and Leland Hill. Lisa Hill (Redman) played for the Rustlers, while she went to CWC.
"Those are big shoes to fill," said Hill about going to the same place as her mother.
The 5-foot-4 guard did a little bit of everything this past season for the Class 2-A Lady Chiefs.
"She shoots the ball very well from the 3-point line," Stauffenberg said. "She can drive, and she can finish pretty well against bigger opponents. She can still finish without forcing shots. She can also kick the ball out to open people."
Hill was No. 1 in the Class 2-A Southwest conference, scoring 15.3 points per game.
Hill had a 5.8 rebound per average to place her seventh in the category. She was No. 1 in assists at 4.0 per game and second in the conference in steals (3.6).
Hill and her WIHS teammates placed fourth at the Class 2-A West regional tournament in Riverton to qualify for the state tournament.
The Lady Chiefs pulled off the upset over Pine Bluffs 67-61 at state, but lost the last two games and didn't place at state.
"We are going to take a look at any Fremont County player, but we also fight the battle that the players want to get away," Stauffenberg said.
Riverton's Shay Cooper was on the team in the 2011-12 season.
Stauffenberg knows Hill will bring basketball fans to Rustler Gym. Hill played for longtime coach Aleta Moss at WIHS.
"I'm excited to get one of coach Moss's kids here," Stauffenberg said. "Coach Moss is supportive of the CWC program. It's a good working relationship."
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