From T-Bird to Blue Hawk: Larson Signs with DSU

From T-Bird to Blue Hawk: Larson Signs with DSU

Dickinson, ND – Dickinson State University women's basketball coaches Liz Lewis and Janie Rayback are pleased to announce the signing of Casper College transfer Ashlie Larson. The 5-foot-7 guard is the daughter of Joel and Misty Larson and is originally from Miles City, MT.

Larson will bring an incredible amount of experience to the Blue Hawk lineup. She is coming off of a very successful career at Casper College and will bring a competitive, winning mentality. During her sophomore campaign at Casper College, Larson's team posted an overall record of 31-3. The T-Birds went 14-0 in conference play and were the Region IX North Sub-Region Champions as well as overall Region IX Champions. Casper College finished the regular season ranked thirteenth in the nation, and were NJCAA national tournament qualifiers.

Larson was a major contributor to the success of the T-Birds. Playing in all 34 games as a sophomore, Larson averaged 9.2 points per game and shot an outstanding 43% from the arc.  Her shooting ability also placed her as the third most efficient spot-up scorer on the 2017-18 JUCO Spot-Up Scoring Synergy Leaderboard averaging 1.26 points/possession on spot-up points from the 3-point line. Larson was an All-Region selection and also named to the All-Region IX Tournament Team.

While playing for the Custer County High School Cowgirls, Ashlie led all of Montana Class "A" in scoring her senior season with an average of 19.86 points per game on an overall field goal percentage of 43%, including 39% from 3-point range, and a 75% free throw percentage. She also posted a single-game high and school record of 43 points. Larson was a four-time all-conference selection and first-team Eastern "A" all-state selection.

"We are thrilled to have Ashlie join our team. She is a pure shooter and has an very high basketball IQ. She knows and understands the game extremely well. She had an amazing career for both Custer County and Casper College. I believe she will come in and make an immediate impact in our conference," said Coach Lewis.

Larson will pursue a degree in Business while attending DSU.  "I chose DSU because they have a good business program. The faculty to student ratio is 10:1, and it is always nice that they know who you are. Also, the players and coaches at DSU made me feel welcomed and at home and made me feel like I could make an impact here.