St. Louis, Mo., July 13, 2018 – Washington University in St. Louis head women's basketball coach Randi Henderson announced that three student-athletes will join the Bears' program during the 2018-19 season.
All three will be changing locations as they come from different states: Isabelle Hren, Longmont, Colo. (Holy Family), Hayley Semple, Park Ridge, Ill. (Maine South) and Samantha Weaver, Apex, N.C. (Holly Springs).
"We are so excited for Samantha, Izzy, and Hayley to be a part of our program," shared Henderson. "All three are very different players, but each of them will bring a high level of competitiveness, a championship mindset, and athleticism helping our program continue to evolve and elevate on a national level.
On top of the impact they will have at this university as athletes, teammates and leaders, these three women are committed in the classroom. Samantha, Izzy, and Hayley are coming to WashU with the same ambitions, to be scholar-athletes hunting championships. We are so lucky to have them joining the Bear family!"
During Henderson's first season at the helm for the Bears, WashU finished 19-8 overall with a 9-5 record in University Athletic Association (UAA) play. WashU was selected as an at-large bid last season, earning the 29th-consecutive NCAA Tournament bid for the program.
Class of 2022:
Isabelle Hren • 5-9 • Longmont, Colo. (Holy Family)
High School: Four-year letterwinner and team captain at Holy Family High School in basketball, cross country and track & field, in addition to a three-year letterwinner in soccer and one-year letterwinner in tennis … Averaged 17 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, four steals and one block per game as a senior … Basketball honors: all-state, two-time all-region, two-time conference MVP and three-time all-conference; member of four conference champions; four-time academic all-state … Cross country honors: all-conference; member of two conference champions; three-time academic all-state … Track & field honors: three-time all-conference in the 800m, 4x800m relay and 4x400m relay; three-time academic all-state … Soccer: three-time academic all-state … Tennis: one-time academic all-state … National Honor Society …
Personal: Daughter of Trudy Acosta and Allan Hren … Majoring in biomedical engineering.
Hayley Semple • Park Ridge, Ill. (Main South)
High School: Three-year letterwinner and team captain in basketball at Maine South High School … Two-year letterwinner in volleyball … Averaged 10.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.0 steals per game … All-conference … All-state honorable mention … Member of three regional champions … Conference Scholar Athlete … National Honor Society … Science Honor Society … Spanish Honor Society … Illinois State Scholar …
Personal: Daughter of Debbie and Robert Semple … Majoring in chemical engineering.
Samantha Weaver • Apex, N.C. (Holly Springs)
High School: Four-year letterwinner and team captain in basketball at Holly Springs High School … Three-time all-conference … 2017-18 Conference Player of the Year … All-District … Holly Springs Female Athlete of the Year … Junior Marshal … National Honor Society … Spanish Honor Society … AP Capstone Certificate …
Personal: Daughter of James and Adriene Weaver … Majoring in global health and environment while minoring in Spanish.