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Roni Gomez Signs National Letter-of-Intent to Play for ENMU Women's Basketball Team
Transfer from South Plains College Played on State Championship teams at Portales High School

PORTALES, N.M. — Roni Gomez, a 5’6” guard from South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to play basketball at Eastern New Mexico University. Gomez, who previously played one season at Garden City Community College in Kansas after graduating from nearby Portales High School, will be a junior at ENMU during the 2006-07 season.

Roni Gomez Roni Gomez
5'6", Guard
Portales, New Mexico
South Plains College

Gomez, the daughter of Portales HS girls’ basketball coach Brenda (Worley) Gomez, will battle for playing time for the Zias at the point guard position. In high school, she was named All-District three times and was an All-State selection in 2002-03 and 2003-04. As a senior in 2003-04, she played in the North/South All-Star Game and the East/West All-Star Game. At South Plains College she qualified for the Dean’s Honor Roll during both semesters in 2005-06.

While attending PHS, Gomez played on New Mexico Class 3A State Championship teams in 2000-01, 2002-03 and 2003-04. Portales was the Class 3A State Runner-up in 2001-02.

Brenda (Worley) Gomez played at ENMU from 1977-78 through 1980-81. She currently ranks fourth on Eastern’s all-time scoring list with 1,248 points. She was inducted into the ENMU Athletics Hall of Honors in 2004.

ENMU recently hired Linden Weese as head coach of the women’s basketball team. Weese previously served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the women’s basketball team at Texas Tech University for 23 years.

“I think she adds some great experience coming out of junior college,” Weese said regarding Gomez. “We’re looking to play her at the point and two-guard on offense. She’ll help stabilize our half-court offense as well as be a good decision maker in our open-court game.”

Gomez signed with ENMU at about the same time as Ashley Davis, a 5’9” guard/forward from Hirschi Math-Science Magnet High School in Wichita Falls, Texas. Davis will be a freshman at ENMU in 2006-07.

“Both of these kids come from winning programs and know how to win and what it takes to win,” Weese said. “ Both have parents who are coaches, so they really understand the game.”