RADFORD, Va. – The Radford Women’s Basketball team will welcome three new additions to the program for the 2022-23 season.
Ashlyn Traylor, a 5’8 guard from Franklin, Ind., will join the Highlanders as a freshman. Emma Fox, a 6’4 center from Newton, N.C., will be an incoming freshman from Newton-Conover High School. Trinity Klock, a 6’0 forward from Silver Springs, Md. will join the Highlanders as a junior after transferring from South Carolina State.
Guard | 5-8 | Franklin, Ind. | Franklin Community High School
- Averaged 17.5 points, 6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 3.2 steals per game in her last season at the high school level.
- During the 2022 high school season she collected many awards including first team all-state, 2022 Indiana All-Star, Johnson County Player of the Year, Academic All-State, All-Regional Team, All-Conference team and 2022 Indy Star Super Team.
- Joined the 1,000-point club during the 2022 season.
- Traylor is the daughter of Danielle Traylor.
- Competed with the Indiana Elite Team Blaze.
ASHLYN ON WHY SHE CHOSE RADFORD: “For me, it felt like it was meant to be. I had applied and got in before the coaching staff was interested in me basketball-wise. Visiting the campus, meeting the coaching staff, and sitting in on a class I just knew that’s where I belonged.”
MCGUIRE ON ASHLYN: “Ashlyn is a great addition to our women’s basketball program. She comes from a family that loves basketball and you can tell she loves to compete when you watch her play. She is a tough, versatile guard that plays aggressively on both ends of the floor. She values playing on both ends of the floor at all times and that is what drew me to her. She hates to lose and will bring that mindset to our program this summer. I am excited to watch Ashlyn work starting this summer.”
Center | 6-4 | Newton, N.C. | Newton-Conover High School
- Fox led the conference in blocks during the 2020-21 season and led the conference in rebounds during the 2021-22 season.
- Daughter of Sara Rowe and Johnny Fox.
- Played for coach Carl Hall with the FBC Carolina Elite and Carolina Flames.
- In 2020 Fox won the Sportsmanship Award for 2A women’s basketball in North Carolina. Also won the Samir Grier Female Athlete of the Year award in 2018.
- In the last couple seasons Fox was named to the all-conference team in 2021 and 2022. This past season she was also named to the all-tournament team.
EMMA ON WHY SHE CHOSE RADFORD: “I chose mainly because of the coaching staff, they treated me like family from the first visit. The team was also very inviting, and I liked the chemistry I saw on and off the court. To me, Radford felt like the place where I could fit in and thrive but also push myself. The programs that Radford had to offer also interested me and I felt that it is the place where I could succeed academically.”
MCGUIRE ON EMMA: “I have watched Emma’s growth and development since her 8th grade year. After watching her this summer, I knew she was the type of post player we had to get in our program again. I would put her in the same mold as recent alumna, Sydney Nunley. Emma will provide immediate height and size to our program. She has a good skill set and will develop into a physical presence for us inside. We cannot wait to get to work with Emma.”
Forward | 6-0 | Silver Springs, Md. | Paint Branch High School
- Was named to the MEAC All-Rookie Team her freshman season while averaging 11.6 points and 6.5 rebounds.
- During the 2021-22 season, Klock played in all 29 games totaling 200 rebounds, 283 points and 45 blocks for South Carolina State.
- Tallied double-digit point totals 16 times last season including a pair of double-doubles against Old Dominion and Delaware State.
- Was named to the third team All MEAC at the conclusion of the 2021-22 season.
- Before her collegiate career she played at Paint Branch High School and also competed with the OSA Sharp Shooters.
TRINITY ON WHY SHE CHOSE RADFORD: “I chose Radford because it is familiar to me and my best option for academics, basketball and social life”
MCGUIRE ON TRINITY: “Trinity is someone we have liked since her high school playing days. Trinity is a versatile basketball player that plays assertively. Since being at the Division I level, her game has continued to evolve and grow. Trinity will provide athleticism, skill, and versatility to our forward position right away. I know she will impact our program as a teammate and hard worker. We look forward to getting her on campus this summer and helping her to continue elevate her game.”
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