The Gonzaga Bulldogs just landed a huge recruit with the news that 2021 Michigan-based winger Bree Salenbien has committed to playing in a Zags uniform.
so excited to run with the ZAGS! ❤️ Thank you Lord for all the blessings, thank you to all my coaches, family-teammates, and community. See you at the Kennel!! @ZagWBB pic.twitter.com/bmBfgixpIa— Bree Salenbien (@breesal_35) May 12, 2020
The women’s program has been on a rising run, and this is a clear sign that the fun isn’t quite over yet. Salenbien is ranked as the No. 32 overall player in the Class of 2021 by ESPN, and the 6’3 winger was named the AP Player of the Year in Michigan for the third-consecutive year.
This past season, she averaged 20.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 3.3 blocks and 3.0 steals per game. In short, she can do basically everything under the sun. Unfortunately, her season ended early after she tore her ACL.
Salenbien is a recruiting coup for the Zags, who beat out the likes of Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Minnesota, and California for the commitment.
The 2021 frontcourt will need some assistance for the Zags. Jenn and LeeAnne Wirth will have graduated by then, as well as Jill Townsend, who occupied the wing for much of this season (and presumably much of next season).
Salenbien will join a frontcourt consisting of Anamaria Virjoghe, Melody Kempton, and Eliza Hollingsworth.