UAA Athletics

Jahnna Hajdukovich leads the way as UAA women’s basketball improves to 4-0

Jahnna Hajdukovich had game-highs of 14 points and four steals Friday as the University of Alaska Anchorage beat Winston-Salem State 73-46 at the Alaska Airlines Center.

The Seawolves (4-0) have opened the season with wins over Johnson & Wales, Hillsdale College, Texas Permian Basin and now the Rams (3-2), who came in with a three-game winning streak.

“I was pleased with our intensity at the outset and happy with the way we responded each time they made a little run,” said UAA head coach Ryan McCarthy, whose team stretched its home winning streak to 31 games. “There are still a lot of things we can improve on, but it’s a good sign to see how balanced we were offensively tonight.”

The Seawolves built a 36-21 lead going into halftime and then put the game away by outscoring Winston-Salem State 22-6 after coming out of the break.

UAA’s Rachel Ingram came off the bench and provided a spark offensively with 12 points — all on 3-pointers. Tannae Voliva made her presence felt in the paint, contributing eight points and a team-high eight rebounds. Nicole Pinckney handed out a game-high six assists to go along with five points.

The Rams were led by Melody Prichard, who finished with 10 points.

Winston-Salem and UAA were set to play again at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Alaska Airlines Center.


WBCA/USA Today NCAA Division II Coaches’ Poll - Nov. 23, 2021

Rk Team [1st-place votes] Rec. Pts Last

1 Fort Hays State (KS) [14] 4-0 522 4

2 Lubbock Christian (TX) [7] 6-1 492 1

3 Drury (MO) 6-1 469 2

4 North Georgia [1] 5-0 454 6

5 Lander (SC) 3-1 436 3

6 Ashland (OH) 3-0 425 8

7 Texas A&M Commerce 3-0 422 10

8 Gannon (PA) 2-0 378 9


10 Glenville State (WV) 3-0 330 14

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2021-22 Seawolves Women’s Basketball Roster

No. Name Pos Ht Cl-Exp Hometown (High School/Last School)

1 Tubby Tovia F 5-8 Fr.-HS Las Vegas, NV (Liberty HS)

2 Nicole Pinckney G 5-5 Jr.-2V Chugiak, AK (Chugiak HS)

3 Lauren Johnson G 5-7 Sr.-1V Crystal, MN (Robbinsdale Cooper HS/NDSCS)


4 Stephanie Jackson G 5-9 Sr.-1V McKinney, TX (McKinney North HS/Santa Fe [Fla.])

5 Jazzpher Evans G 5-6 Fr.-TR Shorewood, IL (Joliet West HS/Quincy)

11 Ra’Anaa Bey G 5-7 So.-TR Oakland, CA (Eastside College Prep/DVC)

13 Jahnna Hajdukovich G 5-8 Jr.-2V Anchorage, AK (Dimond HS)

14 Sala Langi G/F 5-9 Sr.-3V Pacifi ca, CA (Oceana HS)

15 Malie Marfi l G 5-7 Fr.-HS Honolulu, HI (Kamehameha-Kapalama HS)

21 Kimani Fernandez F 5-10 Jr.-2V Wailuku, HI (Kamehameha [Maui] HS)

24 Miyah Lewis-Hampton F/C 6-0 So.-TR San Francisco, CA (Leadership HS/San Jose St.)


25 Tennae Voliva F 6-0 Sr.-3V Anchorage, AK (East Anchorage HS)

44 Rachel Ingram G 5-7 So.-1V Colorado Springs, CO (Colo. Springs Christian)

RS Tessa Binder G 5-9 Fr.-HS Anchorage, AK (Grace Christian HS)

RS Elaina Mack G 5-7 Fr.-HS King Cove, AK (King Cove HS)

RS Sunny Pedebone F 5-8 Fr.-HS Anchorage, AK (Anchorage Christian Schools)

Head coach: Ryan McCarthy (NW Nazarene, ‘06), 10th year at UAA (227-36), 11th overall