April 16, 2014
LOGAN, Utah - A season of firsts continues for Utah State women's basketball player Jennifer Schlott, as the guard was signed to a training camp contract by the WNBA's Indiana Fever, as announced Wednesday by Fever President and General Manager Kelly Krauskopf. She is the first Aggie women's basketball player to sign a WNBA contract.
Schlott will attend the training camp in Indianapolis beginning on April 27.
She joins a Fever backcourt that includes free agent acquisition Marissa Coleman, plus returners Briann January, Shavonte Zellous, Karima Christmas and Layshia Clarendon. Schlott, an honorable mention AP All-American, joins Fever first round draftees Natasha Howard from Florida State and Natalie Achonwa from Notre Dame. Indiana also picked Gonzaga guard Haiden Palmer with the 29th overall selection to complete its draft.
"I am going to go to training camp and see what happens. I am just going to go out and compete for a spot on the team. It is very exciting. It was a surprise. I thought that it might happen, but I didn't think it would happen so soon," Schlott said.
As a senior, Schlott broke several school and Mountain West records this season. Schlott broke both the Mountain West and Utah State single-season record for points scored with 811. She also set the MW record for single-season scoring, averaging 26.2 ppg in overall games and 27.2 ppg in league contests. She ended her four years at USU with the career points record with 1,566.
Schlott also ended her career breaking the Utah State record for career assists with 436, while her 192 assists this season broke the USU single-season record. The guard shattered the school record for single-game scoring with 44 points against UC Santa Barbara on Dec. 19. She became the first USU player to break the 40-point mark, as the previous school record was 38 points by Pat Montgomery against Weber State in 1979. She is also the eighth Utah State men or women's basketball player to score at least 44 points.
"It is a blessing. A year ago, I never thought that this would happen. I am just really lucky with all the support that I have gotten from all of my teammates and coaches here at Utah State," Schlott said.
Fans can follow USU women's basketball at www.twitter.com/UtahStateWBB, as well as on facebook, at www.facebook.com/USUWBB. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at facebook, at www.facebook.com/USUAthletics. Utah State women's basketball is now also on instagram at www.instagram.com/USUWbasketball.
Aggie women's basketball tickets will be available by contacting the USU Athletics Ticket Office at (435) 797-0305 or at 1-888-USTATE-1 (1-888-878-2831) for more information or visit the Utah State athletics web site at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
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