Indiana women’s basketball coach Curt Miller is making a couple late additions to next season’s roster.
Indiana announced Thursday that Westfield senior Jenn Anderson has signed her letter of intent, and Valparaiso senior Tabitha Gerardot will transfer and use her final year of eligibility at IU.
Anderson is a 6-foot-3 center from Noblesville. She led Westfield to a 21-3 record and a sectional championship this season, while averaging 18 points and 8.3 rebounds. Anderson will play on the Indiana All-Star team this summer.
“We are excited that Jenn has joined the IU basketball family,” Miller said in a statement. “Jenn is a talented center with great fundamentals. She had a highly decorated high school career and will soon be participating in the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star series. Jenn has consistently put up impressive numbers including an outstanding career field goal percentage. She brings depth to our post game and a physical presence which is needed in the Big Ten.”
Gerardot will enroll at Indiana after earning her undergraduate degree from Valparaiso this month. She’ll be available to play immediately.
Gerardot, a 6-foot-1 forward, led the Crusaders in scoring in each of the last two seasons, averaging 15.5 points and 9.2 rebounds last season. She appeared in every game over a three-year span for Valpo and earned Second Team All-Horizon League honors as a junior. Gerardot is a Ft. Wayne native.
“Tabitha will be an excellent addition to our program next year,” Miller said. “She is a proven and productive collegiate power forward. She has a versatile skill set allowing her to play facing the basket, but also the toughness to play inside. Tabitha will also bring leadership to our young roster that will include 10 freshmen and sophomores. Tabitha has great character and will represent the Hoosier Nation on and off the court and we are pleased that she wanted to end her career in an IU uniform.”
Joining Anderson and Gerardot in Bloomington next season will be a freshmen class that includes guards Taylor Agler, Larryn Brooks and Karlee McBride, and forwards Alexis Gassion and Lyndsay Leikem.
“Overall, we are excited about the finishing touches to our first true recruiting class,” Miller said. “The class has added great depth and certainly addresses some of the areas of need. We believe this class will serve as a strong foundation as we continue the rebuilding process at IU.