AMES – The Iowa State women’s basketball program and Head Coach Bill Fennelly announced Wednesday the signing of Shantavia Dawkins, who inked a National Letter of Intent to play for the Cyclones. Dawkins, who hails from Brampton, Ontario, Canada, becomes Iowa State’s third recruit from Canada, joining Bridget Carleton and current Cyclone Izzi Zingaro.
“We are excited to add Shantavia to the Iowa State family,” Fennelly said. “Shantavia comes out of a great program at Southwest Academy in Canada. She is explosive off the bounce and is a willing defender. We feel Shantavia can add to our guard court while giving us a different look at the position.”
Shantavia Dawkins is a 5-10 guard who averaged 15.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.6 steals per game with Southwest Academy, earning OSBA All-District honors. She was named to Team Ontario and Biosteel All-Canadian in 2019.
Dawkins will compete for the Cyclones in 2022-23 as a freshman.