May 13, 2011
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's basketball program has added a pair of players for the 2011-12 season, head coach Jason Flowers announced. Ashlee Guay from San Diego, Calif., and Jianni Jackson, a transfer from Mt. San Antonio College, will join Flowers and the Matadors for the upcoming 2011-12 season.
"We're excited to add two outstanding young women in Ashlee and Jianni to our program," Flowers said. "Ashlee has had a great prep career and excels in the open floor with her speed and vision. Jianni brings Division-I experience and a toughness that will strengthen our interior play. Her athleticism will improve our defense."
Guay arrives at Northridge after prepping at Academy of Our Lady of Peace for head coach Norm Guay and graduating in 2011. She earned All-Western League honors in all four of her playing seasons and was named Player of the Year for the past three seasons.
This past year, she averaged 10.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 4.7 steals for the Pilots. She played her club basketball for Orange County Elite and Matt Houser.
"Ashlee brings a good understanding of the game and will be a valuable member of our backcourt," Flowers added. "She is also an exceptional student who has earned numerous academic awards."
Jackson comes to Northridge as a junior with two years of eligibility remaining. She spent the 2009-10 season at Hampton University in Virginia, appearing in 12 games as the Pirates advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
This year, Jackson helped lead Mt. SAC and head coach Brian Crichlow to the Final Four of the California Community College Athletic Association Women's Basketball State Championships. At 29-4, the Mounties captured the South Coast Conference Championship. For her work on the court, she earned All-SCC Second Team honors.
Jackson prepped at Riverside Poly and played her club ball for the Cal Sparks and Elbert Kinnebrew.
"With her experience and success, I expect Jianni to be ready to contribute immediately," Flowers said. "She is a great student and one who will represent the school and university with distinction."
Guay and Jackson's addition brings it to a total of seven new Matadors joining the team for the 2011-12 season. Earlier in the year, Flowers and CSUN announced the signings of Jessica Duarte, Camille Mahlknect, Kaitlyn Peterson, Briahna Richardson and Janae Sharpe.