Updated Tue, Jul 2, 2013 9:35 pm
Charlene Stout signed with the University of Rio Grande on Monday to continue her athletic career at the collegiate level, according to RioRedStorm.com. However unlike most recruits of the 2013 class, Stout will suit up for the RedStorm in two different sports.
The 6-foot product of Paint Valley High School will play basketball for Rio in the winter of 2013, and running track for the RedStorm in the spring of 2014.
On the hardwood Stout plays guard. Last season for the Paint Valley Bearcats she averaged 13.8 points, 2.3 steals and 2.0 assists for her basketball team. She also shot 44.1 percent from the field in the same season.
Stout’s stellar senior season earned her a spot on the All-Scioto Valley Conference first team. She was named to the second team All-Southeast District, and was awarded an honorable mention selection on the Division III All-Ohio team.
"She's very long, she handles the ball well,” RedStorm women’s basketball head coach David Smalley told RioRedstorm.com. “She sees the floor well, she has a good cross-over move.”
On the track Stout is best known for running the 200-meter and 400-meter dash as she qualified for the state championship meet in both events, but she competed in a myriad of events in the spring for the Bearcats. Stout ran the 100-meter dash and the 300-meter hurdles and also competed in the long jump, high jump and the 4x400 relay. At the state championship meet she finished 12th in the 200 and 9th in the 400.
"She's a very talented young lady and yet another athlete whose versatility is something you can build a program around,” Rio track & field head coach Bob Willey said to RioRedtorm.com. “We're thrilled to have her.”
Stout joins a basketball roster that has two sophomores, one junior and one senior at guard. She will look to help improve an overall young team that went 8-22 last year.
As for track, Stout will only be available for the outdoor season due to the length of the basketball season.