The Ultimate List of Women’s British Basketball Players in US Colleges 2013-14

With the college basketball season fast approaching, we figured it was time to put together a definitive list of every female British basketball player in the US College system.

As with the men, the US is an extremely popular option for our most talented with many making the jump as soon as they finish college in the UK.

There are 21 players hooping in NCAA Division 1 this season by our count, after a number of players graduated at the end of last season.

This is by no means a completed list – if you know of any we are missing, please let us know in the comments so we can add them in!

NCAA Division 1

Becca Allison (Redshirt Senior) – Old Dominion
Renee Busch (Junior) – Pennsylvania
Mollie Campbell (Freshman) – University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Chantel Charles (Sophomore) – Maine
Ella Clark (Redshirt Junior) – Long Beach State
Lana Doran (Sophomore) – Gardner Webb
Maisie Elston (Junior) – Houston Baptist University
Melita Emanuel-Carr (Freshman) – University of Illinois Chicago
Temi Fagbenle (Junior) – Harvard
Christina Gaskin (Junior) – Fordham
Femi Hamilton (Sophomore) – University of Massachusetts Lowell
Shequila Joseph (Freshman) – Ole Miss
Erin McGarrachan (Junior) – Houston Baptist
Janice Monakana (Freshman) – Toledo
Ashleigh Munns (Sophomore) – Southern Utah
Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby (Freshman) -Lafayette
Timeyin Oritsesan (Senior) – Florida International University
Kathryn Taylor (Senior) – Colgate
Jamila Thompson (Redshirt Junior) – Drexel
Cristal Turner (Redshirt Senior) – Utah State
Flo Ward (Freshman) – North Florida

NCAA Division 2

Whitney Allen (Freshman) – Edinboro University
Dee Hayward (Junior) – Armstrong Atlantic State University
Jessica Hurd (Senior) – Franklin Pierce
Rosie Hynes (Junior) – Florida Tech
Lauren Milligan (Freshman) – Chestnut Hill
Claire Paxton (Freshman) – Colorado Christian University
Josephine Salmon (Senior) – University of Minnesota Duluth
Michelle Turner (Sophomore) – Fort Lewis College

NCAA Division 3

Kerri-Leanne Taylor (Junior) – Virginia Wesleyan College


Liliana Almeida (Sophomore) – McCook Community College
Vanessa Akra (Sophomore), Darton State
Alicia Gallagher (Freshman) – Lamar Community College
Lizzy Harrison (Sophomore) – Panola College
Markella Suka (Freshman) – Iowa Western


Kaela Greig (Freshman) – Belhaven University
Rebecca Dodunski (Freshman) – Briar Cliff University JV


Jess Shillito (Sophomore) – Tennessee Temple


Kristie Velasquez-Sheils (Year 3) – University of Calgary
Gemma Bullard (Year 4) – Queen’s University

Anyone we are missing? Let us know in the comments!

Image Credit: Gil Talbot and Harvard Athletics



  1. Edith Paxton

    October 30, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Claire Paxton Colorado Christian University NCAA Div 2
    and a few other Scottish girls not on the list!

    • Sam Neter

      October 30, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      Thanks very much Edith! Have just added in Claire, as well as Erin McGarrachan, Becca Allison and Kathryn Taylor 🙂

  2. Myra cooper

    November 7, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Kerri-Leanne Taylor – Virginia Wesleyan College

    • Sam Neter

      November 8, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      Thanks – have added her in along with a few others I’ve been emailed about!

  3. Ange

    November 11, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Great to see so many girls following their dreams. Also some excellent starts from this years freshmen. Well done girls.

  4. james hogge

    December 12, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Sharon Uyinmwen – Johnson C. Smith Div ll

  5. james hogge

    December 12, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Alicia Gallagher had a big game for Lamar cc on the 8th of December. 26pts 7/11 3pts

  6. Fiona simpson

    June 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Eilidh Simpson st francis New York senior

  7. Dee

    February 9, 2017 at 3:26 am

    Shanice Norton- LSU D1 Sophomore

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