Texans sign former American Southwest Conference Player of the Year Arieona Rosborough


STEPHENVILLE – The Texans strengthened their backcourt by signing former American Southwest Conference Player of the Year and the reigning ASC Defensive Player of the Year, Arieona Rosborough.

The Texans announced Rosborough’s signing on Wednesday, bringing in the guard who spent the past three seasons at Mary Hardin-Baylor. Rosborough earned many honors with her time at UMHB, including three times being named ASC All-Conference First Team, ASC Player of the Year, ASC Defensive Player of the Year, twice named to ASC All-Conference Defensive Team, ASC Freshman of the Year, Dave Campbell’s Texas Basketball Non-DI All-Texas Defensive Player of the Year, WBCA All-America Honorable Mention, and D3hoops.com First Team All-Region.

“We are excited that Arieona has decided to finish her career at Tarleton State.” said head coach Bill Brock. “She is a mature and proven player that has experienced a great deal of success during the past three seasons. Arieona’s athleticism, quickness, and ability to defend on the perimeter will make us a better team next season.”

In 80 games played (74 starts) for the Cru, she averaged 15.1 points, eclipsing the 1,000-point mark by scoring 1,210 career points. She also averaged 6.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.0 steals in 26.1 minutes per game.

Rosborough was named the conference player of the year her sophomore season, but had an even more stellar campaign this past year. Last season she averaged 19.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.2 steals in 24 games (23 starts). She led the conference in scoring and was top-10 in rebounding. In 2023-24, Rosborough led the Cru to a 21-7 record overal1, 12-4 in conference play and a trip to the NCAA Division III Championships. She scored 20-plus points 12 times, including three 30-point performances, led by a career-high 36-point outing at McMurry on Jan. 13. She added nine rebounds, six assists and four steals in that game.

Across Rosborough’s three years at Mary Hardin-Baylor, the Cru went 64-20 (.762) overall and 43-10 (.811) in conference play, advancing as far as the third round of the NCAA Division III Championships her freshman season.

The Mansfield, Texas, native, player her prep basketball at Southwest Christian High School, where she was a multi-sport athlete, also participating in volleyball, track and field and softball. She led Southwest Christian HS to back-to-back state championships her junior and senior years. In total, she was a three-time First Team All-District selection, two-time All-State Tournament Team member, plus was named Newcomer of the Year. She also earned All-District honors in volleyball and softball, and was a state champion in track.

Rosborough will major in sports management at Tarleton State University.

She is the sixth signing announced by the Texans this offseason. Rosborough joins forward Alani Fluker, a transfer from San Jose State, guard Grace Booth, an incoming freshman from Glen Rose High School, guard Mar’Cyah “MiMi” Willis, an incoming freshman from La Vega High School, wing Kyriana Jones, a transfer from Dodge City CC and guard Niki Van Wyk, a graduate transfer from Black Hills State.

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