STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton’s 2022-23 backcourt is blossoming by the day, as the program announced the signing of University of North Texas transfer Chloe Callahan on Wednesday.
Callahan, a 5-9 combo guard, spent the 2021-22 campaign in Denton following a decorated four-year run at Canyon High School.
She will be a sophomore and have four years to play three seasons at Tarleton.
“Chloe is a player after my own heart,” head coach Misty Wilson said. “She will bring some toughness to our team that we need. Additionally, Chloe has the ability to stretch the floor as a perimeter threat. She is a consistent defender that will pick up on our defensive system very quickly. I was really drawn to Chloe’s bravado and feel like it will serve her well in her time at Tarleton. Chloe will bring some high level experience to our team and we expect her to be a pivotal player for us the next three years.”
Callahan suited up in 11 games during her freshman season for the Mean Green, helping UNT notch a 17-13 overall record and secure a spot in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT).
She flashed her quick spark offensive ability in a 72-66 Conference USA victory over Southern Miss on Jan. 27. Callahan earned a career-high 13 minutes off the bench and finished with a career-best stat line of five points, three assists and two rebounds.
Seven of Callahan’s appearances at UNT came versus C-USA competition.
Before making the D1 jump, Callahan was a star on one of the most successful programs in the Texas Panhandle region and UIL 4A ranks.
Callahan guided the Eagles to three straight postseason appearances from 2019-2021 while playing for legendary coach Joe Lombard during her sophomore and junior seasons.
As a senior, she led Canyon HS to its 20th girls basketball state championship under first year head coach Tate Lombard. Callahan scored a team-high 17 points on 7-15 shooting and recorded three steals to stake the Eagles to a thrilling 56-55 victory over Hardin-Jefferson.
She was honored as the 1-4A TGCA Basketball Player of the Year and Amarillo-Globe News’ Girls Basketball Most Valuable Player following the conclusion of her senior season. Callahan was also named the 4A State MVP 3-4A and District Co-MVP. She was chosen to the UIL 4A All-State and 4A Region 1 All-Region teams.
Callahan received Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 4A All-State Recognition as a junior in 2020 along with District 3-4A Co-Offensive Player of the Year and UIL 4A All-State Team and UIL 4A Region 1 All-Region Team accolades. She was selected to compete in the 2019-20 TCGA All-Star Game as well.
She picked up her first set of 3-4A District Co-MVP honors as a sophomore in her first season on the varsity ranks.
Callahan was rated the No. 42 overall prospect in Texas in the class of 2021 by Premier Basketball.
She was also active on the AAU circuit, as she played three seasons for the DC Queens under coach Tez Dumars. Callahan was club teammates with Tarleton women’s basketball sophomore Mason Jones and suited up at both Canyon HS and with the DQ Queens alongside UNLV guard Kenadee Winfrey.
Callahan is also a standout in the classroom. She was an AB honor roll student all throughout high school and intends to major in nursing at Tarleton.
The addition of Callahan swells Tarleton’s 2022 recruiting class to six members. She is the fourth transfer guard to take her talents to Stephenville. The program previously publicized the signings of guards Mayra Caicedo (Arkansas-Little Rock), Teresa Da Silva (Arizona Western CC) and Viktoria Ivanova (South Plains College). Tarleton also inked Arkansas State transfer forward Karolina Szydlowska and Frisco High School guard Jordan Wright in April.