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Women's Basketball - Mon, Jul. 24, 2017

The Viking women's basketball team continues to add to its 2017-18 roster with the addition of Australian guard Olivia Klaman.

A 5-foot-8 shooting guard, Klaman is transferring to Valley City State University after playing one year at Southeastern Illinois College. Viking head coach Jill DeVries said Klaman will have three years of eligibility remaining at VCSU.

"Olivia is a combination guard with a high basketball IQ, consistent range and valuable experience as an international and junior college player," said DeVries. "She's played on winning teams, and her work ethic on and off the court fits the Viking culture."

Klaman is a native of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She graduated from Williamstown High School before starting her collegiate career at Southeastern Illinois College last season. Klaman averaged 6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game for the Falcons as they posted a 26-6 overall record and a 16-2 conference mark.

Klaman is the daughter of Lloyd and Allison Klaman. She plans to study physical education while at VCSU. Academically, Klaman was named to the Vice President's List while at Southeastern Illinois College.

Valley City State University is coming off one of the best seasons in school history after going 24-9 overall, tying a school record for wins, and advancing to the NAIA National Tournament for the fourth time in history. The Vikings graduate three seniors from that squad.

Valley City State University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and a conference member of the North Star Athletic Association.