Musgrave to William Penn

Carissa Musgrave, seated right, is surrounded by family and high school coach Dina Keahna on her signing day. Musgrave is headed to William Penn to play basketball next year. Photo Provided

A South Tama student has signed to play basketball at the collegiate level next year.

Carissa Musgrave signed her letter of intent to continue her basketball career at William Penn Statesmen in Oskaloosa.

“I love the small campus atmosphere,” Musgrave said about her choice, “You get to know everyone. It’s like a family. I love the coaches and teammates. They made it feel just like home.”

Musgrave is in her senior year with the South Tama Trojans. She rejoined the team after taking her junior year off due to a surgery.

Musgrave season stats to date include 80 points scored, she is 25/117 for field goals, 15-75 for three point shots and 2/7 for free throws. She has six assists and 29 steals.

Musgrave anticipates that college ball will be tougher and faster but she is ready for the challenge.

The Statesmen women’s basketball team is coached by Steve Williamson who is in his fourth year as head coach.

Williamson has found great success to start his career at WPU, owning a 78-19 record (56-13 Heart) and making three appearances at the NAIA Division I National Championships. The Statesmen won the 2018-2019 Heart of America Athletic Conference regular season crown, their first in 31 years, and also claimed the program’s first-ever conference tournament title. Williamson has twice been named Heart Coach of the Year.

Musgrave is the daughter of Chris and Carrie Musgrave of Toledo.