An image/graphic of Maria Carvalho signing with Utah State University women’s basketball shared on USU women’s basketball social media
LOGAN, Utah – Utah State head women’s basketball coach Kayla Ard announced the signing of Maria Carvalho, a guard transferring from Utah Valley University who will use her final year of eligibility at Utah State.
Carvalho appeared and started in 29 of Utah Valley’s games last season, leading the team in minutes per game (36.1) and total assists (93). She turned in 13.6 points per game a season ago as she finished just outside the top-10 of the Western Athletic Conference in scoring. Carvalho recorded 20 or more points in eight contests during the year and boasted a career-high 26 points in the Wolverines’ game at Nevada.
In all, Carvalho has appeared and started in 104 games during her career, averaging 33.5 minutes per game and turning in 10.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. Along the way, Carvalho has earned multiple accolades, including three all-WAC honors, including first-team accolades as a junior, and a pair of WAC All-Defensive team honors.
“We are thrilled to have Maria joining our squad,” Ard said. “She has been a dominant player for Utah Valley for four years and one of the best players in the WAC. With her skill set, competitiveness and determination to win, we can’t wait to watch her contribute in an Aggie jersey next season.”
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