Women’s basketball adds two players from CMU volleyball


Head coach heather Osterle talks to her team during a time out, Jan. 13 in McGuirk Arena.

GENERAL: Despite high scoring performances by both Molly Davis and Tiana Timpe, the CMU women's basketball team fell to the Ohio Bobcats with a final score of 75-65, Jan. 13 in McGuirk Arena. This loss takes the Chippewas record to 2-12 on the season so far.

To combat injuries and transfers, CMU women's basketball has added two volleyball players to bolster roster depth ahead of the season's final three games. 

The Chippewas bolstered their bench by adding sophomores Kamryn Olson and Austyn DeWeese to the roster from the volleyball team. The additions to the roster help the team stay above the seven active player threshold that is required of a team to be eligible to play. 

Olson, a 5’8” guard, earned two varsity letters in basketball during her time at LaSalle-Peru High School. Most recently, the LaSalle, Illinois native, was a part of CMU volleyball’s two-setter rotation during the 2021 season. 

Deweese, a 6’1” forward, last played basketball during the 2019 season at Kingsley High School, where she earned two varsity letters. After redshirting with CMU volleyball in 2020, she spent 2021 as a rotational middle blocker.

After multiple transfers and injuries left Central Michigan women’s basketball shorthanded, things amplified when freshman Tiana Timpe went down in the 3rd quarter against Toledo on Wednesday. The injury left just six healthy players on the roster.

The Chippewas started the season with 13 players. But over two months, they lost Rachel Loobie, Maryama Turkstra, Sydney Graber and Carlee Crabtree to the transfer portal. On top of those losses, Molly Davis and Kalle Martinez have struggled with injuries.

The Chippewas head to Kalamazoo on Saturday to face Western Michigan at 2 p.m.