Youngstown State Women's Basketball

Welcome to the Official page of the Youngstown State University Women's Basketball Program.

This is the official page of Youngstown State University Women's Basketball, a program with a proud past and an exciting future. We had three NCAA Tournament appearances in 1996, 1998 and 2000, and we have also played in the WNIT in 2013, 2015, 2019 and 2022 the WBI in 2016 and 2018. We're also extremely proud of our academic success as we've been on the WBCA Academic Top 25 Honor Roll fo

Operating as usual

06/13/2024

Catch our coaches in 5 different states this weekend looking for future Penguins! ❤️🐧

Photos from Youngstown State Women's Basketball's post 06/13/2024

It was a great day with familiar and new friends at the Penguin Club Golf Outing! Excited to be back at Youngstown Country Club tomorrow for another day to meet more supporters of our university and team.

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06/07/2024

A look at our 24-25 Youngstown State Penguins! 🐧❤️

Photos from Youngstown State Women's Basketball's post 06/06/2024

Our staff had an awesome lunch with a beautiful view with Jack Colonna & Sperry Rongone. We appreciate all their support for our program! 🐧❤️

06/04/2024

🚨Don't forget to sign up for Elite Camp on August 4th. We look forward to seeing some future Penguins there and go to work! 🐧❤️

Register here:

Youngstown State Univeristy Women's Basketball Camps | Youngstown, OH Yongstown State Univeristy Women's Basketball Camps are held at Beeghly Center on the Youngstown State University campus in Youngstown, Ohio. YSU Women's Basketball Camps are led by Penguins Women's Basketball coaching staff.

06/02/2024

Sarah Baker

- All-Region and All-Northern Kentucky honoree
- State Champion
- 1,000-point scorer
- Ryle High School Graduate

Next stop ➡ YSU!

06/02/2024

Hayden Barrier

- Miss Kentucky Basketball Finalist
- Region Player of the Year
- 2,000+ career points
- Montgomery County High School Graduate

Next stop ➡ YSU!

06/01/2024

It's June 1st! You know what that means...

Class of 2026 pick up those phones! The Penguins are calling 📲🐧❤️

05/31/2024

Danielle Cameron

- State Champion
- Second Team All-Ohioan
- Record-breaking 3-point shooter
- Olmsted Falls High School Graduate

Next stop ➡ YSU!

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Photos from Youngstown State Women's Basketball's post 05/30/2024

We're thrilled to announce another big addition to our program with Jewel Watkins signing to become a Penguin!

Jewel, a 5-foot-11 guard from Columbus, Ohio, comes to us with three years of Division I playing experience at Coppin State and Charlotte.

📰 https://tinyurl.com/2aylzpdx

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05/27/2024

Today, we remember the brave men and women who gave their lives for our country🇺🇸

The YSU Athletics Department would like to thank all those who have served or are currently serving our nation.

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05/26/2024

Very proud of our former Penguins, Lilly Ritz and Emily Saunders, who squared off against each other this weekend in Australia! 🇦🇺

05/26/2024

Sophia Gregory

- Second-Team All-Ohian
- All-State honoree in soccer, basketball and track
- Conference and Sectional Champion
- West Branch High School Graduate

Next stop ➡ YSU!

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05/25/2024

Register at PenguinsCamps.com! We look forward to seeing little Penguins this summer! 🐧❤️

05/23/2024

Erica King

- First-Team All Tri-County
- First-Team All-District
- Special Mention All-Ohio
- St. Vincent-St. Mary High School Graduate

Next stop ➡ YSU!

Photos from Youngstown State Women's Basketball's post 05/23/2024

We have a new Penguin to announce! We’re excited to have Xoe Rosalez join us starting in 2024-25!

Xoe is a transfer from Seward County Community College in Kansas with two years remaining eligibility. The 5-foot-6 guard is originally from Seminole, Texas.

📰 https://tinyurl.com/29qgxfrr

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05/22/2024

Ashlynn Van Tassell

- Three-time state champion
- Captain of Class A all-state squad
- West Virginia Co-Player of the Year
- Cameron High School Graduate

Next stop ➡ YSU!

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05/21/2024

Our strong tradition of academics continued in the spring!

📚 3.943 team GPA for the semester, which led all teams
📚 3.747 cumulative GPA after the spring
📚 11 of our 14 student-athletes got straight A's
📚 Every player had at least a 3.75 GPA

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Photos from Youngstown State Women's Basketball's post 05/20/2024

Coach Jackson spent the afternoon with Curbstone Coaches! 🐧❤️

05/17/2024

The Penguins are out this weekend! Look for the Y! 🐧❤️‼️

05/16/2024

Give our head coach, Coach Jackson a follow on X! 🐧❤️

05/15/2024

Give our assistant coach/recruiting coordinator Shayna Gore a follow on X and Instagram! 🐧❤️

05/14/2024

Give our assistant coach a follow on X and Instagram! 🐧❤️

05/13/2024

Give our assistant coach Peyton a follow on X! 🐧❤️

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Our Story

This is the official page of Youngstown State University Women's Basketball, a program with a proud past and an exciting future. We had three NCAA Tournament appearances in 1996, 1998 and 2000, and we have played in the WNIT and WBI five times since 2013. Off the court, our program has been celebrated on the WBCA Academic Top 25 Honor Roll eight times since 2010.

Youngstown State University is an urban research university located in Youngstown, Ohio, that emphasizes a creative, integrated approach to education, scholarship, and service. Beyond its current student body of more than 13,000, YSU claims more than 90,000 alumni.

The Youngstown State University Women's Basketball page is maintained by the YSU Women's Basketball staff and the Athletics Communications Office.

We encourage visitors to join in discussions and share information about the program, but we reserve the right to delete any content we deem to be inappropriate, offensive or spam.

Videos (show all)

A walk on Rosselli Court with Head Coach Melissa Jackson.Learn the importance of family, why she wanted to be a Penguin,...
Survive and advance... We'll give it everything tomorrow as we battle for a spot in the semis.#GoGuins🐧
Missed last night's game? Here are highlights from our 73-50 victory over IUPUI.Postgame interview linksCoach Nic: https...
Defended home court for a tournament dub 😤#GoGuins🐧
Haley Thierry made a career-high three 3-pointers in the first half against IUPUI! 🎯🎯🎯The Penguins lead 33-22 at halftim...
Dena made ✋ 3-pointers on Saturday as we stormed back for the victory.Her fourth was the 200th of her career, and her fi...
Dena Jarrells put on a scoring clinic in the final two-and-a-half minutes of the first half 👇NKU held a 32-24 lead after...
Celebrating Jen, Paige, Emily, Shay-Lee, Dena and Mady for their incredible careers.Senior Day: Feb. 17, 2024.
We made four straight 3-pointers in a 15-0 run early in the third quarter! Jarrells hit two, Kirby hit one, and Aulbach ...
Block by Thierry ▶ block by Saunders ▶ 3 by Kirby!Great transition from defense to offense in the first half of today's ...
Dena Jarrells hit three of our six triples in the first half, and she led all scorers with 13 points.After 20 minutes, Y...
Dena Jarrells buried three 3s in the second period, and we hold a 25-23 lead at halftime at Detroit Mercy.#GoGuins🐧

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