|Two Continue Playing Careers|
MOSCOW, Idaho—Two additional members of the 2016 Big Sky Champion Idaho Vandals have extended their playing careers overseas. Renae Mokrzycki and Tayla Corrigan both returned to Australia to begin their professional careers.
Mokrzycki, a native of Melbourne, Australia, is currently playing with the Sandringham Sabres of the Southeastern Australia Basketball League. She has played in four games thus far, totaling 6.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game for the Sabres.
The six-foot post player had her best season as Vandal, averaging 7.3 points per game. She played in all 34 games for Idaho last season, leading the Vandals with a .514 field goal percentage. Mokrzycki, heavily utilized as a spark off the bench in her two seasons, started five games as a senior.
Mokrzycki came to Idaho at the start of the 2014-15 season, transferring from North Idaho College. She set career-highs last season with 20 points at Texas Tech and 15 rebounds against Abilene Christian. Her .516 career field goal percentage ranks seventh in Idaho history.
“Renae had by far her best year for us,” head coach Jon Newlee commented. “No matter what she did she was productive. She was a stat filler for us. We do not win the Big Sky Championship without her and her contributions to our program.”
Corrigan, a native of Adelaide, Australia, is playing for the South Adelaide Panthers in the Adelaide Premier League. The 6-foot-3 post player has played in three games since joining the Panthers. She scored a team-high 15 points in her debut on May 28.
Corrigan played in a career-high 23 games her senior year. A transfer from Mineral Area College, she appeared in 42 career games.She totaled a career-high 10 points against Multnomah in her first season. Corrigan snagged a career-high five rebounds in Idaho’s February matchup at Portland State.
“Tayla came in from junior college with the goal to go home and play professionally,” Newlee added. “Her accomplishment of that goal shows how much depth we had on this year’s championship team. She did not always get a ton of minutes, but she was a worker. When she was in she contributed.”
Mokrzycki and Corrigan join Ali Forde as the second and third seniors from the class of 2016 to head overseas. Forde signed a contract with Bad Aibling of the German Bundesliga in June.