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Women's basketball: 3 Utahns to play for Westminster

Published June 4, 2013 2:19 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Three Utah natives, Katie Panushka, Katie Richens and Lancee Whetman, have signed letters of intent to play women's basketball for Westminster.

Panushka, a 5-foot-9 guard, played high school basketball for St. Joseph Catholic School in Ogden and helped lead the Jayhawks to back-to-back Utah 1A state championships. She named the 1A MVP by The Salt Lake Tribune. As a senior, Panushka averaged 12.4 points per game while also recording 3.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.5 rebounds.

Richens, a 5-foot-8 guard from Roosevelt, spent one season with Alaska-Anchorage and another at Salt Lake Community College. At Roosevelt High she was twice named a first team all-state selection and was the 3A MVP her junior year. This past season, Richens averaged 9.1 points a game with SLCC. She led the team with 41 steals and was second with 77 assists.

Whetman attended Juan Diego. The 6-foot forward averaged 10.8 points per game as a senior and helped the Soaring Eagle to a 19-3 overall record and the Region 10 title. She scored in double figures 10 times as a senior and twice had at least 20 points.