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NCAA Aussie Women: 2016/17

A listing of all the Australian women playing in the 2016/17 NCAA Division 1 college basketball season, complete with links to team and conference websites!

NCAA Women: 2016/17 Division I

Huge number in incoming freshman - let us know if we missed anyone!

Worth also noting that:

• Josie Greenwood - left New Mexico and is back in Australia with family.
• Alliyah Fareo left LSU and now back in Sydney
• Witnee Wehi left Pacific
• Rachel Antoniadou has left Florida State and is back home in Australia.
• Mikayla Delcastegne has left Hartford

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Anonymous
Last year
07:59 15 Sep 16

Reply #599053

re: NCAA Aussie Women: 2016/17

LC what would be the reasons for them leaving, that may be a good story in itself.

You guys do some great stories by the way, love the Pick 'n Roll.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:49 15 Sep 16

Reply #599061

re: NCAA Aussie Women: 2016/17

Many reasons kids decide college isn't fir them, and it's often not basketball related , Google some names , this one came up on mine
http://pakenham.starcommunity.com.au/gazette/2016-06-13/rachel-has-no-regrets/

Seems the grass was not greener on the otherside, which for someone who had great opportunities already here is not surprising,
I know Allitay had been injured fir most of her college time, being away from family and not having that family support whilst injured can be hard, mentally it's tough for anyone to miss out on what they love due to injury

The women's competition itself in USA college is weak compared to the men's, even in the upper levels, really only a few teams would compete with our SEABL and in some cases BigV champ teams, most are like a Div1/2 Big v but at youth league age level.

Sometimes life style plays a part , sometime academic opportunities, so I don't think you would find one common theme that brings players out of college and back to Australia.




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Anonymous
Last year
09:58 15 Sep 16

Reply #599063

re: NCAA Aussie Women: 2016/17

The other Froling twin also left SMU, but one stayed, can't remember which one,
Lots transfer between schools and then red shirt , Funda is one, she's gone from a low grade div1 to a middle grade Div1 but will sit out this year, trouble with that is if they bring in and over recruit her position she may well go from being a main starter to a bench with limited minutes in her final years, it's a gamble.
But she could also have moved for academic reasons. Their was an article where she said that the coaching staff at Utah expected a lot from her....moving to a higher level school isn't going to reduce that unless your going to be a bench player and even then the higher you go the more pressure is on them as its coaches jobs on the line, they don't care about the student.


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Anonymous
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13:38 15 Sep 16

Reply #599083

re: NCAA Aussie Women: 2016/17

McPhee decided not to play for St Mary's?


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LC
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21:17 15 Sep 16

Reply #599125

re: NCAA Aussie Women: 2016/17

Molly is not on the roster for this season at Saint Mary's (as per website) - so not sure there.

He was the news on Keely Froling: Keely Froling departs SMU, heads home to Australia

He is a story on Nakkasoglu that touches on her transfer but training with Turkish squad: Turkish delight as Funda Nakkasoglu switches allegiance

Story would be good - I agree. Always hard to get comment. I did this article on the men who transferred/left college last season if you wanted some insights: NCAA Men: McKay one of six Aussies transferring


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Anonymous
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09:07 21 Sep 16

Reply #599401

re: NCAA Aussie Women: 2016/17

Oops


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LC
Last year
07:42 24 Sep 16

Reply #599638

re: NCAA Aussie Women: 2016/17

An Australian Under 19 representative both before and during her college career, Kristy Wallace has emerged as one of the leading Australians in NCAA women's basketball during her two years with Baylor.

Kristy Wallace: Taking the lead at Baylor

"I think now that I’m a bit older, that I’m a junior now, that I’ll be able to take more of a leadership role. I’m very critical of myself so I think I need to work on everything - my handles, my shooting. But I’m looking forward to a new year, and I’m looking forward to the season."


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LC
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20:23 27 Oct 16

Reply #604458

re: NCAA Aussie Women: 2016/17

The number of Australians in NCAA women's basketball continues to increase, with over 20 freshmen making their way across the Pacific to begin their college careers.

A number of members of the 2014 Sapphires team that finished fifth at the World Championships are part of this year's freshman class, and these players make up the majority of the season’s preseason Top 5 incoming freshmen.

NCAA Women: 2016 Top 5 Australian freshmen


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LC
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19:20 3 Nov 16

Reply #605512

re: NCAA Aussie Women: 2016/17

The 2016/17 NCAA Division I season features many highly talented returning Australians this season, with seven of last season's top 10 Australians back again for this season. Combined with a stacked freshman class, there are now close to 70 Australian women plying their trade in NCAA Division I, many of whom are amongst the leaders of their respective teams.

We preview the Top 10 Australian women who are set to have the most impact on their teams in 2016/17.

NCAA Women: Aussie preseason Top 10


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LC
Last year
08:53 15 Nov 16

Reply #608036

re: NCAA Aussie Women: 2016/17

Whilst there has been plenty of hype around this year's Aussie freshman class, the more experienced players ensured they would not be forgotten as the likes of Claire Ioannidis and Carly Turner put up massive numbers on the opening weekend of the new college season.

NCAA Women: Ioannidis helps Ospreys fly


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LC
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13:20 22 Nov 16

Reply #609474

re: NCAA Aussie Women: 2016/17

It was quite the week for Australian women in college as a pair of upperclassmen produced career highs in scoring, whilst we also saw a number of freshmen come out of their shells to turn out the first big performances of their college careers. Meanwhile, the likes of Rachel Brewster and Alicia Froling continue to produce for their teams at astounding rates.

NCAA Women: McCorkell and Delaney hit career highs


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LC
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08:42 25 Nov 16

Reply #609834

re: NCAA Aussie Women: 2016/17

Following a scholarship offer from Saint Mary's over 12 months ago, recent New South Wales Under 20s selection Milly Yates has recently made a verbal commitment to play for the Gaels from 2018.

The Pick and Roll caught up with Yates to gain some insight into her decision.

Milly Yates commits her heart to Saint Mary’s


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LC
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21:13 29 Nov 16

Reply #610375

re: NCAA Aussie Women: 2016/17

A quite spectacular week for the Australians in women's college basketball has seen two players pick up early season tournament MVP awards, with a further raft of players picking up all-tournament selections as several teams took the opportunity to pack an extra game into the weekend.

NCAA Women: West and Wallace pick up MVPs


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LC
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12:41 14 Dec 16

Reply #612934

re: NCAA Aussie Women: 2016/17

With many teams taking a week off as final exams take precedence across the nation, the opportunity came for some different faces to make a name for themselves among the Australians. The likes of Anais Kirvan, Lizzy Tonks, and Megan Johnson put up some solid performances, whilst Alex Delaney fired on offence for a massive game for the second time in just a few weeks.

NCAA Women: Delaney explodes, freshmen fire


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LC
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07:26 23 Dec 16

Reply #614574

re: NCAA Aussie Women: 2016/17

The final full week of play before Christmas saw a number of Australians provide their teams with some early presents to lead their teams to victory. In particular, Jess Gajewski, Vanessa Panousis, Carly Turner, and Rachel Brewster produced crucial performances to lead their respective teams to victory.

NCAA Women: Gajewski, Panousis pull out Christmas crackers


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LC
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20:15 9 Jan 17

Reply #617468

re: NCAA Aussie Women: 2016/17

What an eventful week for the Australians in women's college basketball, with everything from career-high scoring efforts to players being ejected as 2017 started with a bang. Alicia Froling continued to rack up double-doubles, whilst Grace Lennox continued her emergence as Eastern Illinois’ top scoring threat, averaging over 30 points per game for the week. On the west coast, Carly Turner was clutch for Saint Mary’s as the Gaels secured a nail-biting win.

NCAA Women: Turner stars for Gaels, Lennox puts up 30


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LC
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22:01 18 Jan 17

Reply #619375

re: NCAA Aussie Women: 2016/17

ough week for Australians results-wise, there were still several performances worthy of mentioning this week. Alicia Froling played an almost lone hand for SMU against the might of UConn, whilst Geraldine McCorkell almost dragged Idaho to a pair of wins despite limited assistance. Elsewhere, Madeleine Dennis was given a rare opportunity to shine, and Grace Lennox continued to lead for Eastern Illinois.

NCAA Women: McCorkell stars for Idaho, Froling valiant against UConn


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LC
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14:01 26 Jan 17

Reply #620948

re: NCAA Aussie Women: 2016/17

A week that saw a few teams break some losing streaks that were threatening to derail their seasons also saw Australians stand up at the most important times. Chief among these were Alicia Froling, Stephanie Reid, and Grace Lennox, but there were outstanding performances even in teams that weren't able to win both games this week.

In a week that saw Portland State split their Montana road trip, Courtney West stood taller than most, both literally and figuratively.

NCAA Women: Courtney West stands tall for Portland State


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LC
Earlier this month
08:27 1 Feb 17

Reply #621904

re: NCAA Aussie Women: 2016/17

An outstanding week for many Australians was perhaps highlighted by an Australia Day clash between a Wake Forest side featuring Alex Sharp and Boston College's Australian pairing of Georgia Pineau and Taylor Ortlepp. Elsewhere, Buffalo’s Stephanie Reid finished the week with enough dimes to fill a piggy bank, while Courtney West set a Portland State school record for blocks in a game.

NCAA Women: Stephanie Reid delivers for Buffalo


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LC
Two weeks ago
20:14 9 Feb 17

Reply #623603

re: NCAA Aussie Women: 2016/17

It was a case of Aussies teaming up to help get their teams over the line this week, as Buffalo, Southern Methodist, and Saint Mary's all saw solid performances from multiple Australians. However, it was Utah State’s quartet of Rachel Brewster, Eliza West, Olivia West, and Shannon Dufficy that shone brightest. The Australian foursome were among the team’s best in both games this weekend, leading the Aggies to a pair of wins, including a history-making win over Boise State.

NCAA Women: Utah State’s Aussie foursome dominate in Aggies’ wins


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