Former Denver player Carie Weinman has transferred to the Valparaiso University women's basketball program.
Weinman averaged 6.4 points per game and shot 44 percent from 3-point range in her one season with the Pioneers. The Glenview, Illinois, native will sit out her first year on campus due to transfer rules and will have three seasons of eligibility beginning in 2019-2020.
"Carie demonstrated throughout her freshman year that she is a great shooter," VU coach Mary Evans said in a news release. “After playing for a strong AAU program, she proved that she can play at the college level. The opportunity to bring in a transfer who can make an impact in the program is something we couldn’t pass up."
Weinman scored a career-high 34 points in an 80-73 win over Northern Arizona on Dec. 3, 2017, shooting 11 for 22 from the field. The performance tied for fourth in program history and was the highest single-game point total by a Pioneer in 17 years.
"The coaching staff is a big part of what attracted me to Valpo," Weinman said in a statement. "Coach Evans is not only a great coach, but also a great person. That’s the type of person I want as a coach because my basketball team is my second family. Coming here and meeting my teammates and coaches has made Valpo feel like a second home."
Transferring to Valpo allows Weinman to reunite with former Glenbrook South High School and AAU teammate Caitlin Morrison, who is entering her junior season with the Crusaders.
“I’ve always loved playing with Caitlin,” Weinman said. “We play extremely well together and we’re very good friends. I’m excited to be around Caitlin again both on and off the court.”
Weinman, a 5-foot-9 shooting guard, was named to the Associated Press Class 4A All-State second team as a senior in high school after averaging 21.7 points, 6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 4.6 steals per game.
She finished her high school career with 1,433 points as a four-year starter.