CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami head women's basketball coach Katie Meier announced Tuesday the signing of Beatrice Mompremier, a transfer from Baylor.
A 6-foot-4-inch forward from Miami, Mompremier made both the 2015 McDonald's All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic. A unanimous Big 12 All-Freshman Team pick in 2015-16, Mompremier has two seasons of eligibility remaining following a pair of standout seasons for the Lady Bears.
“We are thrilled to welcome Beatrice back home to Miami. She is such an accomplished player who has already achieved so much,” Meier said. “She was very productive in her time at Baylor and, although we have to wait a year, her experience will really help elevate our program to even greater heights.”
Mompremier played in 70 games and logged 36 starts in her two seasons at Baylor. She averaged 7.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game, while shooting 54.2 percent from the field.
The Miami native helped the Lady Bears compile a 69-6 mark the past two years, including a 34-2 record in Big 12 play, a pair of Big 12 regular season titles, one Big 12 Tournament championship and two Elite Eight berths.
Over the first two years of her collegiate career, Mompremier recorded 10-plus points 22 times and 10-plus rebounds 13 times, leading to 10 double-doubles.
As a freshman, Mompremier led the Lady Bears in both rebounding and blocked shots, garnered a pair of Big 12 Freshman of the Week accolades and won the team's Academic Award. She scored a career-high 22 points against Texas Southern in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
“Beatrice's length and athleticism combined with her size make her an extremely special player,” Meier said. “She changes the game on both ends of the floor. I love the passion and intensity she plays with.”
As a senior at Miami Senior High School, Mompremier averaged 25.2 points, 15.2 rebounds, 5.0 blocks, 3.5 steals and 2.6 assists per game to lead the Stingarees to a 29-3 record and their second straight 8A state title.
A two-time Gatorade State Player of the Year and three-time first team all-state pick, Mompremier earned the 2015 Miss Florida Basketball distinction. A Miami Herald 6A-8A Girls' Athlete of the Year honoree, Mompremier helped lead the USA U18 National Team to a FIBA Americas Championship gold medal in 2014.
ProspectsNation.com ranked Mompremier as a four-star recruit and the No. 11 player in the country, as well as the top prospect in Florida and the third-best post player. In addition, espnW HoopGurlz tabbed her with five-star status, listing her No. 20 overall, including second among Floridians and third among post players.
Mompremier, who will sit out the 2017-18 campaign in accordance with NCAA transfer rules, will be one of six newcomers on the Miami roster next season. The Hurricanes are also set to welcome a quintet of four-star high school recruits.