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.