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Friday, June 2, 2006
Sunbirds add Edwards and Watson

Fresno Pacific University women's basketball head coach Jim Hall has added two more players for the 2006-07 season.

Torreya Edwards , a 5' 4" point guard from Corcoran (Corcoran HS) and Chinelle Watson, a 5' 8" wing from Sacramento (Highlands HS) have both signed national letters of intent to attend FPU in the fall.

Edwards has an impressive resume that includes All-East Sequoia League and All-Valley first team honors as a senior in 2006 when she averaged 21.6 points, 5.6 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 3.9 steals per game. She was ranked second in the Valley in scoring and fourth in 3-point field goals made. Edwards was twice named to the All-State C.I.F. Division IV first team.

"We feel extremely fortunate to have signed a local player of Torreya's caliber," said Hall. "She is an excellent athlete and will be expected to compete for quality minutes as a freshman. She is a great student and comes from a great family. She will be great fit for our program and university."

Watson averaged 19.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.6 steals per game while earning All -Capital Valley League first team honors this past season as a senior. Watson also garnered Sacramento All-Metro League second team honors this past season.

"Chinelle will be a tremendous asset to our basketball program and our university," said Hall. "Her all around talents will give us some much needed flexibility. She played in a great program in Sacramento and I expect her to compete for playing time right away. Chinelle has an awesome personality and I am very excited that she has chosen to call Fresno Pacific home for the next four years."

Edwards and Watson join Jessica Mazza, a 5-8 guard from Ceres High School, in a major rebuilding effort at Fresno Pacific this fall as Hall returns only four players from a team that finished 8-21 overall and missed the postseason.


Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Each year more than 2,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the 42-acre main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in Visalia and Bakersfield. The university also reaches 12,000 students across the nation and around the world through professional development studies programs. The only four-year Christian university in the Central Valley, FPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top quarter among Western universities master's category by U.S. News & World Report.

2005-06 RESULTS
CSU Fresno
L 46-91
Holy Names (T)
W 64-57
Oregon Tech (T)
Trevecca Naz (T)
Olivel Naz (T)
St. Xavier (T)
California Baptist * L 59-72
CONCORDIA * L 57-66 4-5, 0-2
Lubbock Christian, TX L 59-80 4-6
Cedarville, Ohio
Westmont * L 69-87 4-8, 0-3
Biola *
The Master's * L 59-65 4-12, 0-7
San Diego Christian * W 70-64 5-13, 1-8
HOPE INTER * L 51-54 5-14, 1-9
Concordia * L 62-70 5-15, 1-10
CAL BAPTIST * W 60-46 6-15, 2-10
WESTMONT * 6-16, 2-11
Pt Loma Naz * 6-17, 2-12
BIOLA * 7-17, 3-12
Vanguard * 7-18, 3-13
THE MASTER'S * 7-19, 3-14
Azusa Pacific * 7-20, 3-15
SAN DIEGO CHR * 8-20, 4-15
Hope International * Lot 77-80 8-21, 4-16
* GSAC contest

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