Montana State University-Northern women’s
basketball coach Chris Mouat has announced the signing of
Jessica Anderson, a transfer from Utah State University-Eastern.
Anderson, a 6’4” post player, helped the Golden Eagles to
an 18-9 overall record this season.
Mouat said, “Jessica is a huge addition to our
program. She can
finish around the rim, she can play with her back to the basket,
and she is a very capable shooter from the perimeter (including
from the 3-point line).
She brings immediate depth to the post position which is
a major focus for us given what we are losing to graduation.
We are really looking forward to her progress in a
Anderson started her career at NCAA Division
II Dixie State then transferred to Utah State-Eastern following
her freshman season.
As a true freshman at Dixie State, she saw action in 25 games,
averaging 2.3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.
She also shot 50% from the field.
At Utah State-Eastern this season, she averaged 7.6
points and 6 rebounds per game.
She shot 73% from the free throw line and 47% from the
Mouat added, “Jessica only played about 18
minutes per game at Utah State-Eastern so her numbers are a bit
style is really up-tempo and they play a ton of kids and they
had a lot of success.
We’ve been fortunate to have other post players from Utah
State-Eastern come to Northern and do great things, so we have a
good track record working with Coach Paur and his players.
I think Jessica will be a perfect fit in our system and
will benefit a great deal from our style of play.”
MSU-Northern is coming off of a 29-6 season
that saw them advance to the Elite 8 at the NAIA National