University of Dayton women’s basketball head coach Shauna Green has announced that all three seniors from this year’s class will return next season. Redshirt seniors Araion Bradshaw, Jenna Giacone and Erin Whalen will each be back for the Flyers. The NCAA granted an extra year of eligibility to student-athletes due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Giacone will enter her sixth year at UD, she received a medical redshirt in 2017-18. Bradshaw will be in her fifth year at Dayton after transferring from South Carolina, Whalen enters her fourth season with the Flyers after transferring from Vanderbilt.
This year’s senior class led Dayton to both the Atlantic 10 regular season and conference championships in 2019-20 season, earning an automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament. That year’s tournament, both women and men, was canceled due to the pandemic. The Flyers went 14-5 last season, winning the A-10 the regular season title last season and played in the WNIT postseason.