Truman State womens basketball signs transfer Dru Haertling

Dru Haertling will transfer to Truman State University and join the Bulldogs Womenâ??s Basketball team next season. Haertling, a 5-foot-8 sophomore guard, played in all 29 games for the Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks last year.

Originally from Jackson High School (Jackson, Mo.), Haertling was named to the Missouri Class 5 all-state team her senior season while leading the Fighting Indians to a 19-9 finish and a district championship.

She averaged 15.9 points, 2.6 assists and over two rebounds a contest and was named the SEMO North conference player of the year.

For the Redhawks, Haertling played in all 29 games while averaging 2.1 points and shooting 29.3 percent from three-point.

Her season high in points was 10 in a 77-68 victory over Wright State (Ohio).

She played in all 16 Ohio Valley Conference games and averaged eight minutes per contest while dishing out 15 assists.

Southeast Missouri finished 11-18 and 5-11 in the OVC last season.

Truman Head Coach Michael Smith on Haertling: â??We are excited to have Dru join the Bulldog family; we built a relationship with her out of high school and were lucky to get her when she decided to transfer.

She will have three years of eligibility left and brings instant experience and a great basketball IQ to our program.

Overall this yearâ??s recruiting class was a grand slam and we look forward to moving into the Great Lakes Valley Conference with such a great group of individuals.â??

Haertling joins April signee Ashley Ploudre (Chesterfield, Mo./Marquette HS) and November signees Britney Boland (Waukee, Iowa/Waukee HS), Chelsea Cross (Champaign, Ill./Centennial HS), Linnea Schmelzer (Sturegon Bay, Wisc./Sturgeon Bay HS), Becca Steins (St. Louis, Mo./Parkway South HS) and Megan Walsh (Chicago, Ill./Marian Catholic HS).

The 2012-13 Bulldogs finished the year with a record of 20-8 and were 12-6 in the final year of play in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

Truman will compete in the Great Lakes Valley Conference next season.

Courtesy Truman State University