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Where SW Washington women’s basketball stars are playing in college

A list of players from NCAA Division I to NAIA

By , Columbian Sports Editor
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NCAA DIVISION I

BIG SKY

Idaho

Beyonce Bea, G, 6-1, So. (Washougal) — Started 30 of 31 games as a true freshman, averaging 12.6 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game. One of four returning starters for the Vandals, who started the season Dec. 3 against Sacramento State.

Southern Utah

Cherita Daugherty, G, 5-10, Jr. (Prairie, Lower Columbia College) — One of nine new players on the Thunderbirds roster. Scored six points in 24 minutes in Southern Utah’s season opener against Utah Valley on Nov. 28.

BIG WEST

Cal State Fullerton

Madison Freemon, G, 6-2, Jr. (Camas) — Appeared in 27 games last season, starting in 23. Scored in double-figures three times, including a career high 16 points and nine rebounds against Seattle U.

MOUNTAIN WEST

Fresno State

Brooke Walling, C, 6-3, So. (Prairie) — Has started both of Fresno State’s games this season. Played in all 32 games last season, starting in one. Led the team with 29 blocks, which was ninth best in the conference.

Utah State

Jessica Chatman, F, 6-0, Sr. (Union) — Has started and scored in double figures in Utah State’s first two games this season. Joined the Aggies as a graduate transfer after playing three seasons at Southern Utah, where she appeared in all 31 games as a junior, averaging 6.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.

DIVISION II

GREAT NORTHWEST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Central Washington

Cassidy Gardner, G, 5-8, So. (Prairie, Portland State) — Transferred from Portland State, where she played in 29 of the Vikings’ 32 games last season, averaging 4.9 points, 1.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists.

Taylor Stephens, G, 5-11, So. (La Center) — Played in 13 games off the bench last season, logging a season high of 12 minutes against Alaska Fairbanks.

Northwest Nazarene

Haley Hanson, G, 5-8, So. (Camas) — Played in 29 games coming off the bench last season, averaging 16.0 minutes, 4.3 points and 1.7 rebounds per game. The Nighthawks join Saint Martin’s, Seattle Pacific and Alaska Anchorage as the only Great Northwest Athletic Conference teams that plan to play this winter.

Western Washington

Mason Oberg, G, 5-5, Fr. (Union) — Last year’s Columbian All-Region Player of the Year joins the Vikings after leading Union to fifth place in the 4A state tournament.

CALIFORNIA COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Humboldt State

Kazee Parks, G, 5-7, Fr. (Skyview) — She joins the Lumberjacks after a strong career at Skyview, where she averaged 10.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game en route to earning first team All-Region honors.

DIVISION III

NORTHWEST CONFERENCE

George Fox

Karli Oliver, W, 6-0, So. (Ridgefield) — Played in eight games last season, logging a season high of eight minutes and three points against University of New England on Dec. 29.

Jordan Ryan, W, 6-0, Fr. (Columbia River) — The versatile player joins the Bruins after winning 2A GSHL Player of the Year honors in 2019-20. She averaged 14.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.8 steals per game as a senior.

MacKenzie Lewis, F, 5-11, Fr. (Union) — She set school records at Union for assists and varsity games played, helping the Titans to fifth place in the 4A state tournament.

Pacific Lutheran

Alexis Kleven, G, 5-4, Fr. (Kelso) — She joins the Lutes after scoring 1,000 career points at Kelso and setting the school record for 3-pointers.

Madison Mosier, G, 5-7, Jr. (Mark Morris, Lower Columbia College) — She joins PLU after playing two seasons at Lower Columbia College, where she averaged 10.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game last season.

Willamette

Jasmine Shigeno, G, 5-5, Fr. (Hockinson) — She joins the Bearcats after setting Hockinson school record for most 3-pointers. She also plans to play soccer at Willamette.

NAIA

CASCADE COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE

The Evergreen State College

Madison Early, G, 5-6, Jr. (Mark Morris) — Played in 23 games last season, starting four. Averaged 1.5 points and 1.o rebounds over 16.9 minutes per game. She also plays soccer for the Geoducks.

Multnomah University

Payton Wangler, G, 5-3, Jr. (Hockinson) — Started 23 of the 27 games she played last season. Averaged 4.0 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.

Ka’iulani Warren, F, 5-9, Sr. (Camas) — Played in 20 games off the bench, averaging 1.5 rebounds and 0.6 points in 7.1 minutes per game.

Oregon Tech

Courtney Clemmer, P, 6-2, Jr. (Camas) — Appeared in all 31 games, starting 28 for the Owls. Averaged 8.1 points and 4.4 rebounds, shooting 59.3% from the field. Scored a season high 26 points against UC Merced.

University of Providence

Parker Esary, P, 6-1, Sr. (Kalama) — Earned All-American honors for a second straight year after leading the Argos in points (15.2 per game) and field goal percentage (63.4%). She ranks sixth on the school’s career scoring list with 1,371 points.

Warner Pacific

Khloe Snair, G, 5-11, Jr. (R.A. Long, Central Washington, Portland CC) — She is coming off a redshirt year with the Knights after averaging 10.7 points per game for Portland Community College in the 2018-19 season.

Click here to view our list of where SW Washington men’s basketball stars are playing.

Did we miss anybody? Email sports editor Micah Rice at micah.rice@columbian.com with updates.

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