LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced the signing of Memphis, Tenn., native and Southeast Missouri transfer Katia Polk to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year.
Polk is the second Southeast Missouri transfer to ink with the Phoenix this offseason, joining Corneisha Henderson in Lebanon for next season.
Polk graduated from Whitehaven High School in Memphis, averaging 8.6 points, 17 rebounds and four blocks per game game, earning WHS Rebounder and Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior. She was a two-time Most Valuable Player and All-Tournament Team selection at the Dragonfly Tournament (2014, 2015) and played AAU with the Memphis Magic Elite and Tri-State Elite clubs.
She played in just seven games as a freshman at SEMO, scoring two points in five minutes versus Murray State and netting one point and four rebounds in seven minutes against NAIA William Woods. She is the daughter of Deon Polk and Dewan Polk.
Polk joins Henderson (Cincinnati, Ohio), Cydney Goodrum (Kennesaw, Ga.), Emily Lane (Grundy, Va.), Bobbi Staats (Watertown, Tenn.), Calynne Pridemore (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Katherine Griffith (Knoxville, Tenn.) in this year’s recruiting class.