Ex-Brigham Young point guard Stephanie Rovetti, a 5-foot-6 backup on a Cougars team that reached the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 this past season, has transferred to Fresno State and will be able to play in 2014-15.
Rovetti, who prepped at Reno High, has graduated from BYU and therefore is immediately eligible. Typically, transfers must sit out a season.
"Stephanie will bring a defensive presence from day one to our team," Bulldogs coach Jaime White said in announcing the signing this week. "She brings a wealth of experience and has played at a high level at BYU, helping them advance to the third round of the NCAA Tournament last season."
Among the Cougars' postseason wins was an 80-76 upset as a 12th seed of fourth-seeded Nebraska, which had beaten Fresno State in the first round.
BYU finished 28-7 to set a program record for victories, 14-4 and second in the West Coast Conference, and No. 18 in the final national coaches' poll.
In 64 career games at BYU, Rovetti averaged 2.4 points and 1.5 rebounds. She missed 2012-13 with a knee injury, but this past season appeared in 33 of the team's 35 games and averaged 12.2 minutes.
In high school, Rovetti was named Northern Nevada Player of the Year and first-team all-state and was a McDonalds All-America nominee. She also competed in track and was part of four school records(100, 200, and the 400 and 800 relays). She was the 2008 Nevada Runner of the Year.