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Geonna Waddell to transfer to UMHB women’s basketball

BELTON, Texas- The UMHB women’s basketball team has secured an immediate addition to the roster in freshman guard Geonna Waddell, who joins the program after beginning the 2021-22 season with the University of the Southwest. 

“I felt like this was the place to be because it is closer to home and Coach Morefield recruited me since I was a junior in high school,” Waddell told True To The Cru Monday. “He made me feel welcomed and showed that he believed in me all those years. So when I decided I wanted to transfer, I felt like it would feel like home coming to this school and playing for a coach who cares about his team and treats his players like we are his own children.”

A native of Houston, Texas, Waddell played two seasons with the Mustangs, an NAIA program in Hobbs, New Mexico. She made her collegiate debut against Texas A&M-Texarkana on Jan. 15, 2021, playing 12 minutes with one point and one rebound. Waddell saw action in 11 games a season ago, started two, and averaged 5.0 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. She tallied a career-high 16 points in a Jan. 23 win at Jarvis Christian College.

This season, she saw 10 minutes of action in a Nov. 9 exhibition at D-I Abilene Christian, scoring two points, and also played 12 minutes in a Nov. 15 loss to New Mexico Highlands. 

A 5’3 guard, she averaged 11.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 2.1 steals per game while as a senior at Houston’s Lutheran North High School. During that 2019-20 season, Waddell led her team to two playoff wins, as they assembled a 15-14 record. She was a two-time First Team All-District honoree, and twice named All-State and Academic All-State. 

The UMHB roster now includes 24 players. 

Riley Zayas is the managing editor of True To The Cru. He can be emailed at

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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