LOGAN, Utah – Utah State head women’s basketball coach Jerry Finkbeiner has announced the addition of forward Laura Daulton to the 2017-18 roster.
Daulton, a 6-foot-2 post from Spring, Texas, was a four-time all-state selection, earning a first-team honors as a junior and senior, second-team honors as a sophomore and honorable mention accolades as a freshman. Daulton also earned first-team all-district honors all four years of her prep career, and a pair of ISD tournament all-district honors as a junior and senior.
“Laura is a good get for us late in the spring,” Finkbeiner said. “We had someone transfer that we didn’t anticipate and wanted to be prudent with our scholarships. We were able to work with Laura and found that Utah State would be in her best interests. We are excited about the late signee and adding depth and good experience.
“She is a good fundamental player in the post position,” he continued. “We are looking forward to having Laura join our program.”
Daulton began her prep basketball career at St. Pius, playing for the Lady Panthers for two years, averaging 10.9 points per game as a sophomore and 7.5 as a freshman. She then moved to Westbury Christian during her junior year, averaging close to seven points and eight rebounds per game and helping the Wildcats to a 32-10 mark, including a perfect 8-0 mark in league play. Her junior year was highlighted by four games in double figures, including a season-high 17 points in a 74-47 Westbury Christian victory. Daulton also recorded 16 rebounds in the same game as part of 11 games with double-digit rebounds during the year.
She finished her career at Oak Ridge High School, guiding the War Eagles to a 24-10 record, including an 8-2 record in league play. Daulton recorded a season-high 16 points as part of 15 double-digit scoring outings during the year, finishing her prep career with more than 1,000 career points. She coupled her scoring with double-digit rebounds in four games, including a season-high 18.
In addition to excelling on the basketball court, Daulton also is an excellent student, earning academic all-state honors and appearing on the honor roll all four years of high school. Daulton also served on the student government and participated with volleyball and track & field teams during her high school career.
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