RADFORD, VA. – Radford Women’s Basketball head coach Mike McGuire has announced another pair of exciting additions to the roster for the 2022-23 season.
Ashley Panem, a 5’10 guard from Broomfield, Co., will join the Highlanders as a junior transferring from Western Nebraska. Tatiana Beaumont, a 6’0 guard from Emu Heights, Australia is also joining the Highlanders as a sophomore transfer from Eastern Florida State.
Guard | 5-10 | Broomfield, Co. | Fairview High School
- Averaged 9 points and 3.1 rebounds per game last season with Western Nebraska while shooting 36.3% from the field and 31.3% from three.
- Started her collegiate career at Florida Gulf Coast before transferring to Western Nebraska.
- Before playing at the collegiate level, averaged double-digit point totals her sophomore, junior and senior years at Fairview High School.
- Her junior year in high school she was named BocoPreps Player of the Year.
- Panem is the daughter of James Panem and Emily Am.
ASHLEY ON WHY SHE CHOSE RADFORD: “I chose Radford because I was given a once in a lifetime opportunity to continue my basketball career at the next level. I wanted somewhere that felt like home, and after talking with Coach McGuire, I immediately had that feeling. I wanted to go back to the Division I level and compete, and Radford gave me that opportunity.”
MCGUIRE ON ASHLEY: “Ashley will be coming to us from Western Nebraska Community College. She also spent time at Florida Gulf Coast. Ashley is a high-level two-way player. She is a talented, versatile offensive player but will also have the ability to impact the game on the defensive end of the floor. Ashley is a complete player in our eyes. She is excited to come here and make a difference for our program. I am really looking forward to working with Ashley over the next two years.”
Guard | 6-0 | Emu Heights, Australia | Eastern Florida State
- Averaged 7.3 points and 3.7 rebounds while shooting 36.5% from the field and 31.8% from three last season at Eastern Florida State.
- Was a member of the 2014-15 under-15 state championship squad, in 2016-18 the opens state champions and the 2018 state and all schools national champions.
- In 2018 she was named CHS MVP while a part of that undefeated state championship squad.
- Her single-game high in points came earlier this year against Santa Fe College, where Beaumont dropped 20 points with another season-high of five three-pointers.
- Daughter of Larissa Beaumont.
TATIANA ON WHY SHE CHOSE RADFORD: “I chose Radford because I was drawn to how welcoming the coaching staff were, and I believed the style of play suited me. After my visit it was evident to me that Radford was where I wanted to continue my college career. The campus was beautiful and reminded me a lot of home.”
MCGUIRE ON TATIANA: “I am excited to welcome Tatiana to our program from Eastern Florida State College. Tatiana is from Australia and will bring a wealth of playing experience to our program. Tatiana is a versatile, intelligent basketball player that can play multiple positions. She has a winning mindset and helped lead her Eastern Florida State team to the national junior college tournament this season. Her combination of experience, mindset, and work ethic will help elevate our program immediately.”
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