Seattle Native Augustavo To Transfer To UW Women's Basketball

June 9, 2006

SEATTLE -- Seattle native Michelle Augustavo has transferred to the Washington women's basketball program, head coach June Daugherty announced Friday.

A 2004 graduate of Bishop Blanchet High School, Augustavo comes to UW after playing two seasons at the University of San Diego. Per NCAA transfer rules, she will sit out the 2006-07 season and have two remaining years of eligibility.

'I am proud to have Michelle return home and join our basketball program,' Daugherty said. 'She is an outstanding student-athlete from a wonderful family who I look forward to coaching.'

Augustavo, a 6-0 guard, played in 30 games and started 16 over two seasons for the Toreros. As sophomore, she started all 15 games she played, averaging 8.5 points and 3.1 rebounds. Augustavo set a USD single-game record with a career-high 42 points versus Clemson (Dec. 11, 2005), breaking the previous record of 37 points set in 2000. She shot 10-for-19 from three-point range in that contest, also setting a USD single game record for three-pointers. As a freshman, she averaged 3.2 points and 2.2 rebounds while battling an injury that forced her to miss 13 games.

At Blanchet High School, Augustavo was a McDonald's All-America nominee and named one of the top-10 prep players in the state of Washington. As a senior for the Braves, she averaged 18 points and led her squad to a fifth-place finish at the 2004 state tournament. She was a second-team all-state performer in 2004 and a two-time first-team All-Metro League selection. An excellent student, Augustavo was named a 2004 Seattle Times Scholar Athlete and was an honor roll student all four years in high school.

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