Rosalind Ross, former OU women's basketball standout, killed outside restaurant

The Milwaukee Journal reported that former Oklahoma women's basketball standout Rosalind Ross was shot and killed Wednesday night outside a fast-food restaurant. Ross, 30, was shot while in a vehicle in a restaurant parking lot on the northwest side of Milwaukee.

From Staff Reports Modified: September 17, 2010 at 10:22 am •  Published: September 16, 2010
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photo - University of Oklahoma vs Duke University in the Final Four played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, Thursday March 28, 2002. Oklahoma Sooner #33 Rosalind Ross goes through practice drills Thursday morning at the Alamodome in San Antonio Texas.
University of Oklahoma vs Duke University in the Final Four played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, Thursday March 28, 2002. Oklahoma Sooner #33 Rosalind Ross goes through practice drills Thursday morning at the Alamodome in San Antonio Texas.

The Milwaukee Journal reported that former Oklahoma women's basketball standout Rosalind Ross was shot and killed Wednesday night outside a fast-food restaurant. Ross, 30, was shot while in a vehicle in a restaurant parking lot on the northwest side of Milwaukee.

Ross, who played basketball at Milwaukee Tech High School, was a two-time All-American at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College. She played for OU's national runner-up team in 2002. In the NCAA Tournament semifinals that season, Ross had 26 points and 10 rebounds in the Sooners' 86-71 victory over Duke.

“Roz was a true, good person who was one of the grittiest, hard-working teammates I have ever had,” former Sooners teammate Caton Hill said in a statement. “I am incredibly sad that I will never hear her high-pitched, speedy banter again or be able to joke back and forth with her again.”

OU coach Sherri Coale said: “She was an integral part of that incredibly special 2002 national runner-up team that put our program on the map. Her contribution and legacy are forever etched in our program's history.”

Ross had 17 points in an 82-70 loss to Connecticut in the championship game.

The Journal said police arrested a 27-year-old woman in connection with the killing. Police said the shooting was related to a domestic dispute.

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