Women's Basketball Adds Transfer Guard
University Of The Pacific Transfer Joins Mean Green
DENTON -- Plano native and University of the Pacific transfer Callie Owens is joining the North Texas women's basketball program as announced by Mean Green head coach Jalie Mitchell on Thursday.
The 5-foot-10 guard averaged 5.8 points per game last season as a freshman and made 30 percent of her 3-point attempts. Owens played in 27 games for the Tigers and scored 20 points and had seven rebounds, both season-highs, in a win over Pepperdine.
She scored in double figures six times last year, including 10 points against Marquette.
"You can never have enough players on the roster with Callie's mentality and character," Mitchell said. "We are excited to bring another one home and look forward to the leadership, energy and skill that she will bring to our program."
Due to NCAA transfer rules, Owens will not be allowed to play this coming season but will have three years of eligibility starting in the 2018-19 season.
In the Tigers' one point comeback win over Pepperdine, Owens nailed six 3-pointers on 10 attempts. A willing passer, she also contributed with two assists in the game.
Owens had 12 games with two or more 3-pointers. Her 33 total 3-pointers were second most on the Tigers.
"Callie has a great disposition, high IQ, innate passing ability and a shooter's touch," Mitchell said. "She is a worker and a winner."
As a senior at Plano West Senior High, Owens was a triple-threat attack guard with range. She averaged 12 points and 7 rebounds per game and led the Wolves to a 33-5 overall record and 15-1 mark in district. They were ranked by ESPN as high as No. 10 in the country, and reached the UIL 6A Regional Final before losing to eventual state champ Duncanville.
Owens was a first team all-league selection in 2015 as a junior while averaging 11 points per game for the Wolves, helping the team to a 30-5 overall record and a 16-0 league mark. Owens earned District Newcomer of the Year honors in 2014, helping the Wolves to a 27-5 record and Plano West's second-ever appearance in the state tournament where they advanced to the semifinals.