From Bulldogs to Buffaloes: Loomis-Goltl bound for Boulder
BRIDGEPORT - Just days after she received an official offer from the University of Colorado, Bridgeport junior Ruthie Loomis-Goltl verbally committed to the Buffaloes on Wednesday night.
"I want to thank my parents for the sacrifices they've made to ensure visibility and opportunity for me during my basketball career," Loomis-Goltl said in a statement on Twitter. "Thank you to my friends for providing me with endless support through this process. To my siblings, thank you for being my rocks and instilling a love of competition in me from day one. Especially to Olivia, thank you for being my 1v1 partner and biggest competitor and supporter."
The 6'3" first-team all-state player made an unofficial visit to Boulder last weekend. She helped lead the Bulldogs to a 26-2 record last season and their first Class C2 runner-up trophy in school history. Bridgeport fell to Hastings St. Cecelia on March 12, 40-38.
"Thank you to my coaches," Loomis-Goltl said. "Especially my dad, Coach Schmidt, Coach Amber and Coach Kuhlen for developing me into the person and player I am today. To my teammates, both past and present, thank you for pushing me every day in practice and being with me throughout this process."
Loomis-Goltl finished with a team-best 20 points per game, 7.1 rebounds and 3.5 blocks. She currently has 1,545 points and 675 rebounds with one more year left at Bridgeport High School.
Loomis-Goltl committed to the Buffaloes over Colorado State, Kansas State, Missouri-Kansas City, Nebraska-Omaha, Oklahoma State, Utah State, and Wichita State.
"Thank you to every coach who took the time to recruit me, as well as get to know me on a personal level," Loomis-Goltl said. "I'm incredibly grateful for every opportunity I have been given through my recruiting process."