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The Lady Lions return 11 members from last season’s WNIT squad, add three talented newcomers
Penn State and Radford will tip off at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 inside the Bryce Jordan Center
Penn State and Michigan will tip off at approximately 9 p.m. with the game airing locally in State College on WHVL-TV
Penn State and Illinois will tip off at approximately 4 p.m. in the opening round of the 25th B1G Tournament
Penn State fell to Michigan, 77-48, in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament.
The Lady Lions defeated Illinois 83-57 in the tournament's first round.
2016-17 (Freshman Season)
Season: Appeared in 30 games with 15 starts...Missed two games due to injury (Michigan, 2/26; vs. Minnesota, 3/2)...Finished the season ranked No. 4 in freshman 3-pointers made (46), a total that sat No. 28 on the single season charts at season’s end...Made her first collegiate start against Iowa (1/3). Drexel (11/11): Made her collegiate debut in the season opener...Scored six points, going 2-for-3 from 3-point range...Added two rebounds. Saint Peter’s (11/13): Dropped her third 3-pointer of the season...Grabbed one rebound...Had one assist. Akron (11/16): Scored two points and recorded her first career block...Added two rebounds. No. 13 Tennessee (11/20): Recorded one rebound. vs. Georgia State (11/24): Went 6-for-8 from the floor and 5-of-7 from 3-point range for a team-high 18 points...Grabbed six rebounds. vs. Georgetown (11/25): Scored eight points and had four rebounds. Marshall (12/3): Scored four points...Tied for team-high with one block...Grabbed one rebound. at Holy Cross (12/7): Tallied two points and pulled down three rebounds. Pittsburgh (12/10): Went 3-for-4 from 3-point range and finished with nine points...Dished out two assists with two rebounds...Blocked one shot. American (12/18): Went 4-for-5 from the floor for nine points...Had one rebound and one assist. Iona (12/20): Went 2-for-4 from beyond the arc for six points...Had one rebound...Led the team with two blocks. Indiana (12/28): Went 3-for-6 from 3-point range for nine points. at Rutgers (12/31): Made one 3-pointer...Pulled down four rebounds. Iowa (1/3): Made her first collegiate start...Paced the team with 16 points, including five 3-pointers...Made one free throw...Grabbed four rebounds...Added one steal. at Purdue (1/7): Scored two points...Had one rebound and one assist. Wisconsin (1/16): Went 4-for-8 from the field and 2-for-6 from 3-point range for 10 points...Added one rebound and one block. Nebraska (1/19): Knocked down three 3-pointers to score 10 points...Added three rebounds and one block. at Indiana (1/23): Scored three points with four rebounds...Swiped one steal. Illinois (1/29): Drained one 3-pointer...Secured four rebounds...Blocked a team-best two shots. at Ohio State (2/1): Drained two 3-pointers for six points...Also had one assist and one block. at Northwestern (2/5): Was 1-of-5 players to reach double-figures with 12 points, including three 3-pointers...Grabbed four rebounds...Tied a team-high two steals and one blocked shot. Minnesota (2/8): Dropped two 3-pointers for six points...Grabbed two rebounds...Handed out one assist and had one steal. Purdue (2/11): Drained two 3-pointers for six points...Had one rebound, one block and one steal. at Illinois (2/14): Made one 3-pointer and three free throws for six points...Grabbed one rebound. at Michigan State (2/22): Brought down five rebounds and dished out one assist. Ohio (3/17): Connected on one 3-pointer for three points...Added a career-high-tying six rebounds...Had one blocked shot. Fordham (3/19): Connected on a WNIT program-record-tying three 3-pointers (3-for-4) to tally nine points...Added two rebounds...Tied the Penn State WNIT standard for blocked shots in a game with two. Virginia Tech (3/23): Scored three points - connecting on one 3-pointer...Collected one steal and one assist.
Lettered all four years in high school at Downers Grove North High School for head coach Stephan Bolt...Ended her career with 1,597 points, 564 rebounds, 259 assists and 194 steals...Was a nominee for McDonald’s All-American honors during her senior season...Earned first team All-State honors from the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association and second team All-State honors from the Associated Press as a senior...Named honorable mention All-State during her junior season by the IBCA...A three-time first team All-West Suburban Conference Silver Division and All-Dupage County selection, earning the honors as a sophomore, junior and senior...Also an honorable mention all-conference performer as a freshman...As a senior, averaged 18.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 2.0 steals per game...During her junior season, she averaged 17.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.1 steals...Played AAU ball for Midwest Elite...Helped Midwest Elite qualify for the Nike Nationals in 2014 and 2015...Also lettered twice in track and field...Was the 2016 IHSA State Champion in the high jump, clearing 5’7” to set the school record...Finished tied for No. 3 at the IHSA State Championships as a junior...Named first team all-conference honors as a junior and senior...Earned First Team All-State honors in track and field...Named the Downers Grove North High School Female Multisport Athlete of the Year as a junior and senior.
Full name is Jaida Berlyn Travascio-Green...Daughter of Sherie Travascio-Green and Albert Green...Has one older brother, Alijah...Intended major is criminology...Born February 23, 1998 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois