2016-17 Women's Basketball
Record: 27-2 Home: 17-0 Away: 8-1 Neutral: 2-1 GSAC: 15-1
Jana Pearson
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Jana Pearson
Assistant Coach
3rd Season

At Vanguard, Pearson serves as the lead assistant for the women's basketball program. The squad was awarded 2014-2015 NAIA Champions of Character Team Award.

Pearson, a native of Hatley, Miss., played four seasons at Harding (Ark.) University (2003-2007) before transitioning into the role of graduate assistant from 2007-2009 with the NCAA Division II program.

Before coming to Vanguard, Pearson spent four years as the assistant coach for the Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lions under the helm of Coach Dale Neal. While there Pearson helped Coach Neal lead the Lady Lions to a record of 125-19, two final four appearances in 2011 and 2013, and National runner-ups in 2014. 

Pearson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a Master of Science in Counseling, both from Harding University.

Her parents, Alan and Brenda, are both former coaches and reside in Amory, Mississippi, as does her younger brother Brian, wife Sara Beth and their son Parker. 

2016-17 Women's Basketball Roster
Roster for 2016-17 Women's Basketball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
RSMichaella Elad*FRF5-9Ontario, CAAquinas High School
RSRamia Griffin*FRG5-7Sacramento, CABradshaw Christian High School
RSTreasure Robinson*FRG6-0Westminster, CAOcean View High School
1Sierra VaglicaFRG5-6Irvine, CAWoodbridge High School
3Kandyce SmithJRG5-9Monrovia, CAUNLV
5Alyssa DurrJRG5-7Oregon City, OROregon City High School
10Maya KennedySRG5-9Huntington Beach, CAHuntington Beach High School
11Jaime GoffSRF6-1Oregon City, OROregon City High School
12Victoria CheaFRG5-4Murrieta, CAVista Murrieta High School
15Kaitlyn HawthorneSOG5-7Reno, NVGalena High School
22Claire LamunuSRF6-1Kampala, UgandaMakerere University
23Natascha HartvichSRG5-8Rungsted Kyst, DenmarkFresno State University
24Christiana GerostergiouJRG5-11Thessaloniki, GreeceUniversity of Maine
25Gionni BlankenshipJRG5-6Paramount, CAWarren High School
30Tania UluheuaJRC6-4Auckland, New ZealandArizona Western
31Hanna TabronSRG5-11Gilroy, CAChristopher High School
32Raechelle DavisJRF6-0Huntington Beach, CAOrangewood Academy
* Redshirt
Russ Davis - Head Coach - 21st season
Jana Pearson - Assistant Coach - 3rd season
Leigha Bednar - Assistant Coach - 3rd season