10 - Joanna Chadd
Joanna Chadd
Height: 5-8
Year: Senior
Hometown: Philomath, Ore.
High School: Philomath HS '03
Position: G
Experience: 3L
2005-06: The junior earned mention as the Big Sky Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Chadd finished seventh in the Big Sky Conference in three-point field goals made per game (1.71) and 26th in scoring (9.1 ppg). A 34.5 percent shooting average from behind the three-point stripe allowed Chadd to lead the squad in that category. She also earned academic honors, being the only Big Sky player to be named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII Team. In the annual rivalry game with Gonzaga, Chadd led EWU in scoring with 21 points in the tight 54-51 loss. That marked just the second time in her career that she has scored 20 or more points in a game. Versus Washington State, she led the team in scoring with 17 points, as EWU topped its Pac-10 opponent by a 57-54 score. In a historic 58-56 home win over Montana, a team EWU had not defeated since the 1998-99 campaign, Chadd hit a dramatic three-point shot with 37 seconds left to turn a 54-53 Montana lead into a 56-54 Eagle edge. That win snapped a 14-game losing streak to the Lady Griz. Late in the season, she helped lead the Eagles to a 67-57 home win over Northern Arizona with a 14-point performance. 2004-05: Chadd's 94 assists for the Eagles was the eighth highest in the Big Sky Conference. In a three-game stretch against Washington State (12/18/04), Lewis-Clark State (12/20/04) and Denver (12/29/04), Chadd had a total of 47 points, 13 assists and 13 rebounds. She scored a season-high 19 points against Idaho State (1/20/05). Chadd had seven games for the Eagles with 11 points or more. She had a season-high nine assists against UC Irvine (12/13/04). 2003-04: As a true freshman, Chadd started in 23 games and averaged 30.7 minutes and 7.3 points per game. She ranked fourth in the Big Sky in assists (3.83 per game, leading all freshmen in the conference), and was eighth in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.8-to-3.5). Her career-high point total of 25 was reached in a 67-49 win over Sacramento State on Jan. 17, 2004. She had a season-high eight assists in a pair of regular season games against Weber State, then scored 21 points with four assists and three rebounds in a 58-57 win against the Wildcats in the Big Sky Conference Tournament. She had a season-high seven steals against Denver and made 5-of-6 three-point attempts versus Sacramento State when she finished with the season-high 25-point total. She scored in double figures a total of nine times. Personal: A McDonald's High School All-America nominee, Chadd began her collegiate career at Eastern after a successful stint at Philomath High School in Philomath, Ore. While there, Chadd was a first team All-ValCo League selection her junior and senior years and was honored as the league MVP as a senior. In addition, the 5-8 guard was an all-state honorable mention selection her sophomore year, second team her junior year and first team her senior year. In the 3A Oregon State Tournament, she received second team all-tournament honors both her junior and senior years. She is the daughter of Stanley and Joan Chadd.
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