Women's basketball adds local junior college transfer for 2014-15

Joplin, Mo. --  Missouri Southern women's basketball coach Ronda Hubbard has announced the signing of local junior college product Camila Lacerda to a national letter of intent for the 2014-15 basketball season. 

Lacerda is a 5-8 point guard that transfers to Southern from Crowder College in Neosho where she played for coach Tina Robbins. She helped lead the Lady Riders to a 29-6 overall record in 2012-13 and the NJCAA Region 16 National Tournament.

She played in all 35 games with seven starts, averaging 10.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game. She shot 43.8% (140-320) from the field, 32.7% (35-107) from three-point range and 67.0 (67-100) from the free throw line. Helping Crowder finish 14th in the final NJCAA Division I national poll, she scored a season-high 20 points twice in wins over Jefferson College and Mineral Area College.

Lacerda is a native of Rio de Janerio, Brazil where she graduated from high school in 2007. She plans to study marketing at Southern and is the daughter of Maria Helena Goncalves and Sergio Luiz Sant'Anna Lacerda. 

"Camila brings a ton of experience and depth to our point guard position," Hubbard said. "She has incredible court vision and passing skills with great scoring ability as well. We watched Camila lead an extremely successful Crowder team and knew that she would be a great asset to our team and style of play. I look for Camila to make an immediate impact on our team."