The Grace Christian University women's basketball staff is excited to welcome Avery Curnett, a 5'2" guard from Fremont High School. Avery is the daughter of Alyshia and Jaycee Curnett, and a sister to Andrew, Jayden, and Tyler.
Under Head Coach Wes Zerlaut at Fremont High School, Avery was a two-year impact player on the varsity team, capping things off as a senior leading her team to their first conference championship in 40 years. As a junior, she received the "Lady-Packer" Award, which is given to the team's "best teammate."
"Avery consistently played excellent on-ball defense, often defending one of the opponent's best guards," said HS Coach Wes Zerlaut. "She also showed a knack over her two year varsity career of putting the ball in the basket in key situations."
Aside from basketball, Avery also played soccer and volleyball, ran cross country, and was a part of school orchestra. Even with all the extra-curricular activities, Avery succeeded greatly in the classroom, earning "Summa Cum Laude" with a 3.98 GPA and also earning a spot in the heralded National Honors Society.
"I chose Grace to pursue my athletic and academic career because I fell in love with the team, coaches, and everyone else involved," said Avery. "Not only this, but also the campus and other parts of the school. I felt so welcomed when I visited and met so many people that made it feel like home. Grace has offered me so many opportunities to better my future."
Avery joins a strong recruiting class for the Tigers, which will provide depth with a solid returning core from their 2020 NCCAA Final Four squad which includes another former Fremont High School standout - Bre Harris.
The Grace Christian University Men's Basketball staff is excited to announce the addition of Tristan Campbell to their strong 2020 recruiting class. Tristan, a 6'9" forward from Fremont, MI, is the son of Donald and Carri Campbell, and a brother to Evan, Wyatt, and Nolan.
"We are really excited to have Tristan with us for next season," said Grace Head Coach Gary Bailey. "I have been looking forward to working with Tristan since we first started recruiting him. He is one of those kids that probably doesn't realize how good he can be if he puts in the time. He has all the skills to be a really special player. At 6'9" He can shoot the three and post you up. We can't wait to get started with Tristan."
Tristan averaged 13 points, 9 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game for the Fremont Packers in his senior campaign. To finish his career, he helped lift his team to a district championship game after averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds in their first two playoff wins, but the season was then cut short due to COVID-19. Tristan went on to receive Muskegon Area Dream honorable mention.
"Coach Bailey came off as a great guy and he is definitely the type of person I want to play for," said Tristan. "The atmosphere when I met the team was very accepting and I can't wait to play with them."
Off the court, Tristan plans to pursue an undergraduate degree from Grace with the intention of continuing towards a Chiropractic doctorate degree.