Former Juneau-Douglas girls' basketball star Talisa Rhea has decided to transfer from Oregon State University to Seattle University to play her final season of women's college basketball.
According to SwishAppeal.com, Rhea decided to join the Redhawks, a program that just finished its first year of Division I play, though she will have to sit out the 2010-2011 season before regaining eligibility for the 2011-2012 season.
The following was taken from SwishAppeal.com:
"An elite Division I basketball player, Talisa Rhea will join the Redhawks after transferring from Oregon State. She played for the Beavers from 2007-10, where she was a two-time All-Pacfic-10 Honorable Mention selection and was named to the Pacfic-10 All-Freshman Team following the 2007-08 season. Rhea was named to the All-Pacific-10 Team by the media after being the 15th Beaver to score over 1,000 career points as a junior.
She led OSU in 2009-10, averaging 15.3 points and 3.6 rebounds on the year. A complete student-athlete, she is a two-time Pacfic-10 All-Academic and ESPN The Magazine Academic District VIII Second Team honoree. Due to NCAA transfer rules, she will redshirt the 2010-11 season and will have one season of playing eligibility with the Redhawks.
Coach Bonvicini on Talisa Rhea: "Talisa is someone I have known for quite a while, as she is someone I had recruited when I was at Arizona. She is a smart person who understands the game and is an excellent shooter. Talisa brings so much to the table, as she is a proven winner, a great team player, an excellent leader and a hard worker. Beyond that, she is very bright and brings a lot of different elements to our program. Bringing in someone who is a proven winner will really help our program. She will be the oldest of all the new players, but with the redshirt year, it will not only benefit her but her teammates playing around her."