Presnell Adds CSI's Julia Dufurrena to Roster

May 20, 2014

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State women’s basketball has added College of Southern Idaho standout Julia Dufurrena to its 2014-15 roster. Coach Gordy Presnell announced today that the incoming junior from Winnemucca, Nev., signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Broncos next fall. This brings the total number of recruits for next year up to three as Dufurrena joins freshmen-to-be Shalen Shaw (Reno, Nev.) and Marijke Vanderschaaf (Sammamish, Wash.).

“We are extremely pleased and excited with the addition of Julia Dufurrena to our team. Julia’s work ethic, academic aptitude, and winning experience will complement a strong foundation of returning players while providing essential leadership to her teammates also new to the program,” said Presnell. “Julia has been an integral part of two very successful programs at the College of Southern Idaho and Lowry High School. We are looking forward to incorporating that tradition and knowledge while continuing to increase her skills and abilities as we strive to create a team that can compete for a top spot in the Mountain West Conference.”

Dufurrena just completed her sophomore season at CSI this spring where she earned first-team NJCAA All-Region 18 recognition. The Winnemucca native started in 32 of 33 games in the 2013-14 campaign averaging a double-double at 10.1 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. The 6-foot forward leaves the Twin Falls school as one of the top rebounders in the history of the program ranking second all-time with 482 career boards with a 8.2 per game average. This past year she led Region 18 in rebounding while setting school single-season records for total rebounds with 360 and rebounds per game at 10.9. She shot 43.6 percent from the floor and 69.1 percent (76-110) from the free-throw line as a sophomore. Dufurrena was a second-team NJCAA All-Region 18 selection as a freshman in 2012-13.

The graduate of Albert M. Lowry High School in Winnemucca, Nev., was a 2012 McDonald’s All-America nominee, the 3A Nevada State Player of the Year, as well as a two-time all-state first team and three-time all-league first team honoree. Dufurrena led the Buckaroos to a state championship during her sophomore season. She lettered four years in basketball, three in volleyball and one in golf.

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