Women’s basketball signs Arizona standout Childers
Head coach Cody Burgess-Bench announced that the women’s basketball team’s first signee of the spring period as Autumn Childers (Dewey, Ariz.) has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Nanooks next season.
“Adding Autumn to the team brings another great combo guard,” Burgess-Bench said. “She is versatile as she can score, make plays and defend. She’s a hard worker and full of energy; ready to step up and contribute. I look forward to watching her grow and as she adjusts to the college game and our style of play, she will only improve on her natural ability.”
Childers, a 5-9 guard hailing from Dewey, Ariz., comes to Fairbanks following a successful four-year basketball career at Prescott High School. As a senior, she was named Most Valuable Player of the Scorpion Shootout and tabbed to the All-Prescott Courier First Team. She helped her Badgers finish 21-9 and reach the second round of the playoffs.
She was also honored on the All-Courier First Team her sophomore and junior seasons and was All-Area the final three years of her prep basketball career. After her sophomore season, she was put on the All-Conference Second Team and holds a career-best outing of 28 points and 15 rebounds.
Off the court, she was an Academic Scholar with a 4.0 grade-point average in 2012. She has also been a member of Key Club (2011-12), Math Club (2012-13) and has been a volunteer since 2009 for the Special Olympics. She intends to major in engineering when she enrolls next semester.
Childers joins the list of Josie Broderick (North Pole, Alaska/North Pole), Kaillee Skjold (Kasilof, Alaska/Soldotna) and Jordan Wilson (Henderson, Colo./Prairie View) who have signed NLI’s to play for the women’s basketball program next year.