Women’s Basketball Announces Healy, Metoyer and Tummala as the Class of 2016

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women’s basketball head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith has announced the addition of three incoming freshmen to the Crimson’s roster for 2012-13; AnnMarie Healy, Kit Metoyer and Shilpa Tummala. The group, which includes Harvard’s second ESPN Top 100 Recruit, has won a combined three state championships and eight conference championships, and has garnered four all-state and nine all-conference accolades.

Class of 2016­­

AnnMarie Healy, 6-1, Forward, Edina, Minn.
Two-time captain, four-year letterwinner … Led Providence Academy to the Minnesota State Championship as a senior and to a fourth-place finish as a junior … Also captured conference championships as a junior and senior … Named all-state as a senior and all-state honorable mention as a junior … Earned all-conference and all-section accolades three straight years, and was named to the Minnesota State All-Tournament Team twice … Career 1,000 point scorer … Also earned varsity letters in soccer (4) and track and field (3) … Led the soccer team in scoring four straight years and was named First Team All-State as a junior … Named Tri-Metro Conference Player of the Year in soccer as a junior and senior, and named all-conference four straight years … Helped the track and field team to conference championships as a sophomore and junior … Placed third in the 200 meter dash at the State Championships as a sophomore and took second in the 400 meter dash as a junior … Named Tri-Metro Conference Athlete of the Year, all-conference and team MVP in track as a sophomore and junior … Member of the National Honor Society … Awarded the 2011 Notre Dame Club of Minnesota Spirit and Spirituality Award … Has volunteered with the Missionaries of Charity for six years … Also enjoys skiing.

Head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith on Healy
“AnnMarie comes out of a great program and a great basketball state with a wealth of knowledge and athleticism. We are excited to have that kind of versatility in the program.”

Kit Metoyer, 5-10, Guard, Houston, Texas
Two-time captain, four-year letterwinner … Led Cypress Falls High School to a 75-4 record in her final two seasons, including the first two State Tournament appearances in the school’s history … Team finished the 2010-11 season ranked 13th in the nation by USA Today … Won back-to-back district championships as a junior and senior and 40 straight games at home … Cypress Falls finished as the top three-point shooting team in Texas each of her last two years … Named academic all-state, all-region and the Spring Branch Tournament MVP as a junior and senior … Four-time all-district selection … Also named to the All-Greater Houston Team and McDonald’s Invitational All-Tournament Team … Set the school record for varsity games played and named the team’s Most Outstanding Three-Point Shooter … Member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society and the Principal’s Gold Club.

Head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith on Metoyer
“Kit is a point guard who will help fill Brogan Berry’s shoes.  She is a great passer as well as a deadly three-point shooter which will give us a lot of flexibility in the one and two guard positions.”

Shilpa Tummala, 5-11, Guard, Phoenix, Ariz.
Two-time captain, four-year letterwinner … St. Mary’s High School finished the 2011-12 season with a perfect 30-0 record and ranked as the No. 1 team in the country by ESPN, USA Today and Maxpreps … Led her team to state championships as a junior and senior, and runner-up finishes as a freshman and sophomore … Won four straight Desert Valley Region Championships and team finished ranked in the ESPN top 50 three straight years … Team won the 2012 Nike Tournament of Champions and was invited to play in the highest division three times … St. Mary’s was awarded the Team Scholar-Athletes Award three straight years … Never lost a game at home … Ranked No. 68 in ESPN’s top-100 and No. 27 at her position … Invited to compete in the 2012 USA Basketball U18 National Team Trials … Took second in the National High School Three-Point Shooting Competition at the 2012 NCAA Men’s Final Four … McDonald’s All-America Nominee … Invited to the USA U18 National Team Trials and participated in the U16 National Team Trials … Named the 2012 Arizona Gatorade Girl’s Basketball Player of the Year and was a Wendy’s High School Heisman state finalist … Also named the Arizona Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Year and Arizona Preps Player of the Year as a senior … Two-time all-state and four-time all-region selection … Named the 2012 Nike Tournament of Champions Most Outstanding Player … Four-time recipient of the Scholar-Athlete Award and four-time selection to the First Honors Honor Roll … Member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society and Key Club … Four-year officer on Student Council … President of the Literature Club … Served as the head of the Blood Drive Committee for two years and helped develop the Retirement of Athletic Jerseys Committee as a senior.

Head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith on Tummala
“Shilpa comes to Harvard with a very impressive resume.  She is a strong, athletic guard who has made her mark nationally as a three-point shooter, but is also known for her incredible passing ability.”