The PACWEST rookie of the year and a provincial champion from Kelowna Secondary will join Bobby Mitchell's new look Heat women's basketball team.

These two fresh recruits will bring their collegiate experience to UBCO's women's basketball program.

Alessia Brutto, coming off a rookie of the year campaign at Capilano University will transfer to UBCO along with Okanagan College Coyotes' Kasey Patchell.

"These two players round off a very deep and diverse first recruiting class for our coaching staff," says head coach Bobby Mitchell. "We are all very happy with being able to bring in so much talent, both local players and from other areas of Western Canada. I think it is a testament where this program is going to see the level of interest we are getting from quality potential players."