Looking Forward: YSU Women’s Basketball Class of 2020 Fall Signees Update

YSU women's basketball class of 2016 signees Mary Dunn, Natalie Myers and Jen Oduho.
YSU women's basketball class of 2016 signees Mary Dunn, Natalie Myers and Jen Oduho.

The Youngstown State women’s basketball program had three Western Pennsylvania stars sign National Letters of Intent in November to join the team beginning in the 2016-17 season. The three future Penguins, Mary Dunn, Natalie Myers and Jennifer Oduho, each went on to be named all-state while leading their teams deep into the postseason as seniors. Below is a summary of their accomplishments during their senior seasons.

Mary Dunn

Named third-team all-state in Class AAA as she averaged 17.6 points… Named Co-MVP of the Washington-Greene County High School Senior All-Star Game when she finished with 17 points, six rebounds and three blocks… Also named Co-MVP with fellow YSU signee Natalie Myers and won the 3-point contest at the Roundball Classic… Trinity went to the WPIAL Championship Game for the first time in program history… Named the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Athlete of the Week on Feb. 11 after posting her third triple-double of the season… Scored her 1,000th career point on Jan. 11 against McGuffey.

Natalie Myers

Named second-team all-state at Class AA as she averaged 22.5 points, which was the most in the Alle-Kiski Valley and sixth-highest in the WPIAL… That was the highest scoring average of the group of seven second-teamers… Scored 13 points at the Roundball Classic to be named Co-MVP with fellow YSU signee Mary Dunn… Named the Valley News Dispatch Player of the Year… Finished her career with 1,580 points, the second-most in school history... Averaged a double-double over her career with 16 points and 10 rebounds… Helped Burrell reach the PIAA Class AA quarterfinals while beating the WPIAL champion in the second round… Ended her home career a perfect 32-0.

Jennifer Oduho

Named third-team all-state in Class AAA while scoring 7.5 points per game… Was one of three seniors at Villa Maria Academy to be named to the all-state teams…  Helped the Victors to the PIAA state championship game and a 29-1 record… The Victors were ranked as high as the No. 9 team in the country according to USA Today… Villa Maria beat the No. 4 team in the country, St. John Vianney (N.J.) at a tournament in Florida.

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