Texas's sara Hattis shoots and scores against TCU AJ Alix during the first half of an NCAA women's college basketball game at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Tex., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas forward Hattis transfers to Arizona State

New Sun Devil has fifth year of eligibility

Posted May 24th, 2016

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  • Hattis was a member of both the Longhorn volleyball and women’s basketball squads in 2012-13 and 2014-15 before committing to basketball on a year-round basis prior to the 2015-16 academic year.

University of Texas backup forward Sara Hattis will play her final basketball season at Arizona State, both universities have announced.

Hattis recently earned her degree in physical culture & sports at Texas.

Hattis was a member of both the Longhorn volleyball and women’s basketball squads in 2012-13 and 2014-15 before committing to basketball on a year-round basis prior to the 2015-16 academic year. Hattis played in 51 games in her three seasons as a member of the Longhorn women’s basketball team (joined the squad after the conclusion of volleyball season in 2012-13 and 2014-15).

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Coming out of Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho, N.M., Hattis was highly recruited in both sports.

In basketball, Hattis earned all-state first-team honors her senior season and all-metro first-team recognition her junior and senior seasons. In volleyball, Hattis was tabbed the New Mexico Player of the Year and also earned Under Armour All-America Honorable Mention recognition as a senior to go along with all-state and all-metro first team honors her junior and senior seasons. Hattis, who was named Cleveland High School’s Female Athlete of the Year as a senior, also competed on the track and field team her junior and senior years.

The Sun Devils return three senior starters – posts Sophie Brunner, Quinn Dornstauder, and Kelsey Moos – from the 2015-16 squad that captured a share of the Pac-12 regular season title, won 26 games (tied for third-highest win total in program history) and went on to earn a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the highest placement in program history. In addition to Hattis, the Sun Devils will welcome a five-member freshman class – Sydney Goodson, Reili Richardson, Jamie Ruden, Kiara Russell and Robbi Ryan – that was ranked among the nation’s top 10 signing classes when it was announced last fall.

 

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