Tritons Announce Three Additions for 2019-20 Season
LA JOLLA, Calif. — The University of California San Diego women’s basketball team is thrilled to announce three new incoming players who have signed National Letters of Intent to attend UC San Diego for the upcoming 2019-20 season.
Incoming freshmen Hanna Beckman (Folsom, Calif./Folsom HS) and Emerson Herrmann (Boulder, Colo./Monarch HS) will join junior transfer Tyla Turner (San Bernardino, Calif./Humboldt State) on campus this fall.
“I’m very excited about this class,” said Tritons head coach Heidi VanDerveer. “They bring great energy, versatility and competitiveness to a very established core of returning players.
“They’re all winners and very hard-working players. It’s a great opportunity for them to step into the culture we’ve established and enhance it.”
Hanna Beckman (Fr.)
Folsom, Calif./Folsom HS
VanDerveer on Beckman: “Hanna has tremendous upside and good size for a perimeter player. She’s an excellent shooter, has good instincts and understands the game. She can make plays for others and will add great depth on the perimeter.”
Emerson Herrmann (Fr.)
Boulder, Colo./Monarch HS
VanDerveer on Herrmann: “We’re excited about Emerson’s versatility. She’s a relentless, tremendous worker. She can face up and play on perimeter and will bring that blue-collar mentality every game.”
Tyla Turner (Jr.)
San Bernardino, Calif./Humboldt State
VanDerveer on Turner: “We're very excited to have Tyla, who is a proven player in the CCAA. She’s a very capable scorer, an excellent rebounder and a lock-down defender. She’s also resilient and very competitive, which will help us tremendously.”
UC San Diego (30-1) is coming off one of the best seasons in program history, as the Tritons began the year with a school-record 30-game winning streak en route to winning both the CCAA tournament and regular-season championship.
In addition to being ranked No. 2 in the WBCA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll for seven-consecutive weeks, UC San Diego set school records in points per game (78.2), winning margin (18.2) and 3-point field goals made in a season (284).
Mikayla Williams was named CCAA Player of the Year and was joined on the All-CCAA First Team by Joleen Yang. Juniors Haleigh Hatfield and Sydney Sharp were both All-CCAA Second-Team selections, while Brianna Claros received CCAA Freshman of the Year accolades.
Meanwhile, VanDerveer was named CCAA Coach of the Year for the fourth-straight season and earned WBCA West Region Coach of the Year honors for the second year in a row.
About UC San Diego Athletics
With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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