Wahpeton Native Tylee Irwin Plays in NCAA Tournament
The Sophomore Forward plays for SDSU
PORTLAND, Ore. — As the NCAA women’s basketball tournament continues to whittle the field down, a former North Dakota high school standout is hoping to keep carrying her team.
Wahpeton native Tylee Irwin is a sophomore forward for South Dakota State.
The six-seeded Jackrabbits beat Quinnipiac in the first round and then upset Syracuse in the round of 32.
She averaged 7.4 points in 29 games with the team this season.
Irwin is also the first North Dakota native to play for the SDSU’s womens basketball program since the school went to division one.
Although tonight’s game is in Oregon, Irwin knows she will always have people rooting for her from her home state
“Being the first North Dakotan, I just try to focus on what’s around me,” Irwin said. “Obviously, I still get a lot of support from back home and that is really awesome. A lot of people I think have turned into SDSU womens basketball fans so that has been really cool too.”