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Former UH softball standout Ricketts joins Wahine hoops team

    UH’s Stephanie Ricketts stranded 17 Cal baserunners in Thursday’s win at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.

Stephanie Ricketts, the former University of Hawaii softball ace, has officially joined the UH women’s basketball team and will play in the upcoming 2012-13 season.

The 6-foot Ricketts will play in the post for the Rainbow Wahine. She has one year of hoops eligibility as a graduate student.

According to UH, she will be the first softball-basketball crossover athlete in school history.

She was a two-time state champion in basketball at her high school, Arshbishop Mitty in San Jose, Calif., in 2007 and ’08.

Ricketts was named an All-American her senior year at UH, when she posted a 28-6 record and a 1.49 ERA.

The Wahine play an exhibition on Friday vs. Hawaii-Hilo at 7 p.m. at the Stan Sheriff Center.

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