May 27, 2014
By Jason Clay
By Jason Clay
FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State head women's basketball coach Jaime White announced Tuesday that BYU transfer Stephanie Rovetti has signed an athletic aid agreement with the Bulldogs.
Rovetti, a 5-6 guard originally from Reno, Nev. (Reno High School), graduated from BYU and thus will be eligible to play right away in the 2014-15 season for the Bulldogs.
"Stephanie will bring a defensive presence from day one to our team," White said. "She brings a wealth of experience and has played at a high level at BYU, helping them advance to the third round of the NCAA Tournament last season."
In 64 career games, Rovetti averaged 2.4 points and 1.5 rebounds for the Cougars. Her best season was this past 2013-14 year, one in which she was coming off an injury, but she rebounded and appeared in 33 of BYU's 35 games and averaged 12.2 minutes per contest.
She missed the 2012-13 season with a knee injury, but returned to help lead BYU to a 28-7 overall record, a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament and a No. 18 national ranking at the end of the season.
In BYU's victory in the second round of the NCAA Tournament over Nebraska, the same team that defeated Fresno State in the first round, Rovetti scored six points off a pair of first-half 3-pointers and pulled down one rebound in 11 minutes of action in the 80-76 win. Her first half three's helped BYU open up a 35-18 lead, a cushion the Cougars needed to hold on to the win as they were outscored by seven in the second half.
Rovetti also had three assists in the Sweet 16 loss to No. 1 Connecticut, who went on to the National Championship with an undefeated season at 40-0.
In high school, Rovetti was named the Northern Nevada Player of the Year, a first-team all-state selection and a McDonalds All-American nominee. A four-year letterwinner in basketball, she helped guide her team to the finals of the state championships as a sophomore and to the semifinals as a junior.
Rovetti also competed in track where she set four school records (100m, 200m, 4x100m relay, 4x200m relay). She was the 2008 Nevada Runner of the Year and was all-state in the 100m and 200m.
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