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).
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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