Women's Hoops Adds Transfer Sarah Overcash

May 19, 2017

WASHINGTON - Sarah Overcash, a 6-foot-1 forward from Chevy Chase, Maryland, has joined the George Washington women's basketball team after competing for Illinois of the Big Ten last season.

Overcash will sit out the 2017-18 season per NCAA requirements and will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2018-19.

"We are excited to welcome Sarah back to DC and into the women's basketball family here at GW," said head coach Jennifer Rizzotti. "She has built her reputation as a tireless worker, a relentless rebounder and a great person. The improvement she made over the past year while playing at Illinois proves that she is willing to do what it takes to develop her game and help contribute to a program that has consistent success at the top of the Atlantic 10. I love her maturity, her work ethic and feel that she has a singular focus on helping to continue to raise GW to even higher standards. We are really looking forward to her arrival."

"I couldn't be happier with my decision to become a part of the George Washington community," said Overcash. "I wanted to come home, so the location combined with a GW degree and the basketball program could not be a better fit. I am looking forward to developing under Coach Rizzotti during my sit-out year. Beyond that, I want to develop into the best player that I can become while helping to motivate my teammates to win a championship."

Overcash appeared in 26 games for Illinois in 2016-17, averaging 6.2 minutes per game. She scored 27 points in her rookie season while averaging 1.2 rebounds per game.

A local product who starred at Saint John's College High School, Overcash was the top-ranked recruit out of the District of Columbia and the 67th-ranked forward in the nation (ESPN) following her senior season in 2015-16.

She was a four-year varsity starter at Saint John's College and garnered First Team All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) honors and was also a District of Columbia Athletic Association (DCSAA) First Team All-State pick in 2015.



Overcash joins previously-announced incoming freshmen Chyna Latimer, Lexy Levy and Neila Luma in the first recruiting class for head coach Jennifer Rizzotti.

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