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Junior Ashley Olvera is also expected to see immediate playing time after transferring to Arkansas State from Pensacola State College. Last year at PSC, Olvera earned second-team All-Panhandle Conference honors after helping lead the Pirates to a 35-1 record and third-place finish in the NJCAA Tournament. During her sophomore season, Olvera averaged 4.2 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.0 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game. “With Ashley you get a scoring point guard, or she can play off guard,” said Boyer. “She has very, very good speed with the ball, has exceptional ball handling skills and really sees the floor well. I would guess that as this season goes along our success is going to depend a lot on Ashley. She has an opportunity to take this team to another level.” Four true freshmen will join the Red Wolves for the 2011-12 season. Guard Tiarra Pritchett has been on campus for a year becoming academically eligible and averaged eight points, four rebounds, seven assists and four steals as a senior at Bob

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playing time this season after redshirting a year ago. Roberts averaged 12.6 minutes and 3.2 points per game as a true freshman at Western Illinois before transferring to ASU prior to the 2010-11 season. Roberts will be a sophomore this season, while Qedan will be a freshman after sitting out last season due to injury. Qedan averaged 19 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots as a senior at Farmington (Ark.) High School two years ago. “With Lunden, what you see is what you get,” said Boyer. “She’s just a shooter and she can really do that well. She’s a very good shooter deep range. She really improved during the season last year while sitting out. I thought she took advantage of the off-season and came back in very good physical condition. She’s quicker now and maybe more explosive than what she was when she got here.” “With Hanna, really you get the total player,” Boyer added. “She’s got good size, she can shoot the three and can score with either hand. She’s a very gifted player. With her it’s like a freshman year and it’s like starting from scratch with the understanding of what we’re trying to do, but talent-wise, she brings a lot to the table.” Guard/Forward Olivia Maddox also redshirted last year after suffering an injury and will have four years of eligibility remaining. Maddox Averaged 6.7 points, 2.0 assists, 8.3 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 0.8 blocks per game as a senior at Millington (Tenn.) Central High School and is expected to see significant playing time this year. “Olivia has a very good future here and can help this team this year,” said Boyer. “She’s a very good rebounder with a very good knack for the ball. As she continues to grow and understand what we’re trying to do defensively, she’s capable of being a very good defender too. Right now, she’s really athletic and rebounding is where her niche will be.”

2011-12 Women's Basketball Reference Guide  

2011-12 Women's Basketball Reference Guide

2011-12 Women's Basketball Reference Guide  

2011-12 Women's Basketball Reference Guide

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