Duke Transfer Rometra Craig Joins USC Women's Basketball Program

Jan. 8, 2002

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Rometra Craig, a 2000 consensus prep All-American women's basketball player who spent the 2001 season at Duke as a key freshman reserve, has transferred to USC.

As a transfer from a four-year institution, per NCAA transfer rules Craig must sit out for one full year. She will become eligible at Troy on Dec. 19, 2002 (the day following the completion of USC's 2002 fall semester). At that time, she will join the Women of Troy as a redshirt sophomore with two years remaining of eligibility.

The 5-foot-10 guard/forward graduated from Archbishop Mitty High in Portola Valley, Calif., in 2000. In her senior season, she averaged 23.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 5.0 steals and 2.3 assists per game. Aside from All-American honors from the WBCA, Nike, Parade, Student Sports, USA Today and Street & Smith), Craig was named the 2000 USA Today California Player of the Year. She played in the WBCA All-America game alongside current USC sophomore Ebony Hoffman.

Craig entered Duke as a member of the nation's No. 1-ranked recruiting class of 2000. As a freshman, she averaged 7.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.2 steals with four starts and an average of 18.7 minutes per game. Duke finished the season with a No. 5 ranking by the Associated Press and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16.

Craig is the daughter of Roger Craig, a two-time All-Pro running back for the NFL's San Francisco 49ers (1983-90) who also played one season with the Oakland Raiders (1991) and then finished his career with the Minnesota Vikings (1992-93).

Rometra Craig is a six-time national champion in tae kwon do and a second degree blackbelt.

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