WBCA names inaugural Thirty Under 30

ATLANTA (March 25, 2016) – The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) is honored to announce its inaugural WBCA Thirty Under 30 honorees.

The WBCA Thirty Under 30 special recognition program was created to honor 30 up-and-coming women’s basketball coaches age 30 and under at all levels of the game.

Each recipient has exemplified their involvement in community service, mentorship and impact on others, professional manner and attitude and professional association involvement.

“The WBCA has created a new program to recognize up and coming talent in our coaching family.  The 30 coaches who have been named Thirty Under 30 are deserving of this recognition, and the WBCA congratulates them for distinguishing themselves early in their careers,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. “These coaches have demonstrated eagerness, effectiveness, loyalty, love of the game, and a commitment to the student-athlete.  We celebrate their effort on the basketball court as teachers and equally applaud the extensive role they play in impacting the lives of their student-athletes.”

Inaugural WBCA Thirty Under 30 Honorees:

Name Institution
Mackenzie Argens California Poly State
Amy Beggin New Mexico
Gayle Coats Wake Forest
Melissa D’Amico Yale
Courtney Davidson Radford
Maisie Elston Birmingham Southern
David Foley Luther
Alysa Horn Alaska-Anchorage
Aarika Hughes New Mexico State
Ashley Hutchcraft-Nance Conway High School
Jessie Ivey West Florida
Misha Jackson Emory
Vanessa Keeler-Johnson MSU - Moorhead
Kelsey Keizer Southwest Baptist
Jessica Keller Columbia College (Missouri)
Crystal Kelly Bellarmine
Kate Lynch Southern Connecticut State
Joy McCorvey Michigan
Tamela McCorvey Northwest Florida State
Katherine Menendez Colgate
Sahar Nusseibeh Bowling Green
Kari Pickens Ashland
Alex Richey Oglethorpe
Jon Silver Vermont
Joseph Silvestri UCF
Stephanie Stevens Gallaudet
Kyron Stokes Oral Roberts
Adam Tandez Truman State
Lynsey Warren Ohio Dominican
Ana Wurtz Winona State


About the WBCA:
Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association promotes women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game in all of its aspects as a sport for women and girls. For more information about the WBCA, please visit wbca.org.