Michigan women’s basketball lands its first McDonald’s All-American

Weeks after making its first-ever appearance in the Elite Eight, the Michigan women’s basketball program continued its momentum with an impact signing.

Greta Kampschroeder, one of the top-rated recruits in the class of 2021, will transfer to Michigan after her freshman season at Oregon State. She becomes the first McDonald’s All-American ever to commit to the Wolverines.

“I chose Michigan to help build on the winning tradition that has grown under Coach Arico,” Kampschroeder said through a press release. “I’ve always admired the way her team competes while having fun. I also look forward to developing my own game with such a great coaching staff. I feel fortunate to have the chance to pursue my education at a world-class institution. “

Kampschroeder, a Chicagoland guard / wing, was the nation’s No. 8 recruits in the class of 2021, per Blue Star Media, and was ESPN’s No. 32-ranked prospect. She played in all 35 games for the Beavers in 2021-22, including 25 starts, and averaged 5.2 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

“We are so excited that Greta chose to commit to Michigan,” said coach Kim Barnes Arico. “I have known Greta for a long time and she is a perfect fit for our program, especially for the culture we have created here. She is incredibly hardworking and disciplined, both as a basketball player and as a student.

“Greta’s versatility and ability to do so many different things on the basketball court will immediately make an impact for us. She is the total package – an ability to score, a knack for making people around her better, defensive prowess, rebounding and leadership. Greta is a playmaker and a winner who has experience playing against the very best. “

ESPN considered Kampschroeder one of its top undecided players in the transfer portal, noting that while she flashed the promise that made her a McDonald’s All-American, she was inconsistent in Pac-12 play.

Michigan has reached unprecedented heights in the last two seasons. The Wolverines reached the Sweet Sixteen in 2021 and did one better this March in a run to the Elite Eight. They’ve beaten a top-five program (Baylor) and developed Naz Hillmon, the 15th overall pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft.

No one player can replace Hillmon, who is almost certainly the most talented player in program history. But Kampschroeder – plus an incoming class of four-star guard Kate Clarke, four-star forward Alyssa Crockett and Australian international Chyra Evans – has the program in a position to continue contending for banners.

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