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UMHB women’s basketball adds JUCO Transfer Jayden Widener

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BELTON, Texas- On Tuesday, Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska announced that 6’0 forward Jayden Widener had committed to UMHB.

Widener, who hails from Wellfleet, Nebraska (pop. 78), played two years at Southeast CC, averaging 9.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. During her sophomore year this past season, she played in 19 games, starting 18 of them. The forward averaged 10.9 points per game, shooting 40 percent from the field. Widener also tallied 7.4 rebounds per contest, with 2.1 of those on the offensive end.

She was a team captain for the 2020-21 season, and was one of three players named to the NCCAC All-Conference team following the season. Widener was also named to the Region IX All-Conference team.

Her head coach at Southeast, Lynn Schlake, said of Widener: “Jayden is a very athletic player who plays hard and runs the floor…her length and speed will make her very valuable at the 4 and 5 positions.”

UMHB head coach Mark Morefield certainly expects Widener to make contributions this upcoming season, as she joins an already-stacked post unit that features returners Kaitlyn Kollmorgen and Meagan Johnson, as well as St. Edward’s transfer Catherine Kaiser.

Widener is the third transfer UMHB has added this offseason, as Cowley College’s Seanna Boltz committed on April 27.

Riley Zayas
Riley Zayas founded True To The Cru in November of 2020 with the goal to cover the stories behind the score and give UMHB fans a closer look at the Cru while promoting the student-athletes and coaches that wear the purple and gold every day. He is also a national contributor to and, in addition to serving as a D3 women's basketball Top 25 voter. His byline has also been seen in: Sports Illustrated Kids, Horns Illustrated, College Baseball Nation, and FCA Williamson County. Follow him on Twitter @ZayasRiley.

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