Northwestern Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: Big Ten

Head Coach: Joe McKeown (16th season in 2023-24)

Official Wildcats roster


Unofficial Northwestern Women’s Basketball Scholarship Chart

Note: The NCAA granted an extra year of eligibility to 2020-21 D-I winter sports athletes (including women’s basketball players). Until there is definitive word that a player will be taking advantage of this extra year, the WBB Blog scholarship charts will not reflect this extra eligibility.


Personnel Notes:

  • March 2023 transfer portal entrants: Laya Hartman (grad xfer to New York University [D-III]) and Kaylah Rainey (grad xfer to Tulane)
  • April 2023: Xamiya Walton (2024) commits to Northwestern
  • April 2023: Jillian Brown enters her name into the transfer portal . . . and lands at Virginia
  • April 2023: Anna Morris transfers to Ohio State for volleyball
  • June 2023: Maggie Pina grad-transfers in from Boston University (press release)
  • August 2023: Kat Righeimer (2024) commits to Northwestern
  • November 2023: Taylor Thomas (2024) commits to Northwestern

2024 Northwestern Women’s Basketball Commitments

Claire Keswick, 6-0 SG, Tabor Academy (Marion, MA) [offered October 2022; committed 11/1/2022]

Kat Righeimer, 6-1 SG/W, Sage Hill School (Newport Beach, CA) [committed 8/13/2023]

Tayla Thomas, 6-2 W, IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL) [committed 11/8/2023; other finalists: Georgetown, Missouri, Penn State, and Seton Hall]

Xamiya Walton, 5-7 PG, Butler College Prep (Chicago, IL) [offered December 2021; committed, 4/17/2023; other finalists: Boston College, Cincinnati, DePaul, George Washington, Harvard, Memphis, Ohio StateSeton Hall, and Toledo]


2024 Targets

[none known]


Former 2024 Targets

Tabitha Betson, 6-2 F, DME Academy (Daytona Beach, FL) / hometown: Melbourne, Australia [offered May 2023; Northwestern among five finalists announced in October 2023; committed to Colorado, November 2023]

Teagan Colvin, 5-7 PG, Coeur d’Alene HS (ID) {previously attended Liberty HS (Spangle, WA)} [Northwestern not among five finalists announced in March 2023)]

Joyce Edwards, 6-2 F, Camden HS (SC) [offered November 2021; Northwestern not among three finalists]

Rian Forestier, 5-11 CG, Brandeis HS (San Antonio, TX) [offered July 2022; committed to Southern Cal, April 2023]

Kloe Froebe, 5-9 CG, Lincoln Community HS (IL) [offered March 2023; committed to Colorado State, April 2023]

Gracie Grzesk, 5-11 F, Notre Dame Academy (Green Bay, WI) [offered July 2022; committed to Wisconsin, October 2022]

Ella Hobbs, 6-3 F/C, Jay M. Robinson HS (Concord, NC) [offered October 2021; Northwestern not among five finalists announced in January 2023]

Vivian Iwuchukwu, 6-3 C, Montverde Academy (FL) [offered July 2022; Northwestern not among seven finalists announced in June 2023]

Zania Socka-Nguemen, 6-3 C, Sidwell Friends School (Washington, DC) [offered July 2022; Northwestern not among eight finalists announced in August 2023]

Chloe Spreen, 5-9 CG, Bedford North Lawrence (IN) [offered August 2021; committed to Alabama, April 2023]

Tianna Thompson, 5-10 CG, Galloway School (Atlanta, GA) [offered February 2023; committed to Georgia Tech, May 2023]

Kennedy Umeh, 6-4 C, McDonogh School (Owings Mills, MD) [offered October 2021; committed to Stanford, August 2023]


See next page for 2025 commitments and targets for Northwestern women’s basketball



Disclaimers: The roster information, offers, and commitments are all unofficial. Offers come and go, so some offers listed may no longer be on the table, and some offers are erroneously reported. In addition, the target lists are inevitably incomplete because offers are not publicly reported for many prospects.


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