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Washington State Volleyball Lands Transfer Karly Basham

The 5’8” Libero joins the Cougs after two seasons with Texas A&M

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Cougar Volleyball received some big news Monday afternoon when Sophomore libero Karly Basham announced she would be transferring from Texas A&M to Washington State. She joins a Cougar volleyball team that finished 11-5 during the shortened season and dropped their first round game to #18 Western Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament last April.

The 5’8” Aggie transfer averaged 3.45 digs per set which would put her ninth in the Pac-12 and would have led the Cougars last season. Her 29 assists would have also been third on the 2020 team behind Hannah Pukis and Aria McComber. She had just one season as the Aggies starting libero and played all around during her freshman year. In 2019 she was named to the Fall and Spring Academic Honor Roll as well as the First Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

Prior to joining the Aggies, she was named second team all-state by the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association after she led her high school to a 43-0 record and a state and national championship. She was named to the all-district and all region first teams as well as the academic all-state first team by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association in 2018.

Basham will look to help the Cougars build on the 2021 spring season and make their sixth straight NCAA Tournament appearance this upcoming fall.

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