Hawkeyes Pen Zoraa Quoie

Nov. 16, 2005

University of Iowa Women’s Basketball Coach Lisa Bluder announced today that Zoraa Quoie has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Iowa.

Quoie, a 5-7 guard from Woodbury, MN, was an all-conference and honorable mention all-state selection her junior year. She averaged 10.6 ppg and just fewer than four steals per game on a team that won its conference and finished 25-3 last season. Her Woodbury High School team also captured a league title and finished third at the Minnesota state tournament her sophomore year. Quoie was a reserve her sophomore year, but started last season. She was also an all-state sprinter on the track team her freshman year.

Quoie tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee last spring playing in a tournament for the North Tartan Under-16 AAU team. She has made a full recovery and is expected to return to action by the start of this season.

“We are thrilled to be signing Zoraa,” said Bluder. “She is a very athletic and gifted off-guard, who has tremendous speed and quickness. Her jumping ability is amazing and she plays defense with a passion. She is capable of creating a lot of offense from her defensive abilities. She will be a great addition to our team.”

Quoie is Bluder’s third recruit from the state of Minnesota while coaching the Hawkeyes. Bluder inked April Calhoun (New Hope) in 2000 and Krista VandeVenter (Osseo) in 2003.