Who is Lucy Olsen? Catch up on the new point guard for Iowa women’s basketball

Who is Lucy Olsen? Catch up on the new point guard for Iowa women’s basketball.

Iowa women’s basketball fans will soon grow accustomed to a new face on the team.

That’s Lucy Olsen, the now-former Villanova point guard who joins the Hawkeyes’ 2024-25 roster. She announced her commitment to Iowa on April 17, a “tremendous transfer-portal get for Iowa.”

Mar 9, 2024; Uncasville, CT, USA; Villanova Wildcats guard Lucy Olsen (3) looks for an opening against the Marquette Golden Eagles in the first half at Mohegan Sun Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

She was the third-leading scorer in the nation last season as a junior. ESPN ranked the point guard as the No. 5 overall prospect in the transfer portal.

This comes as Caitlin Clark, the guard who helped lead the Hawkeyes to two back-to-back NCAA Tournament championship games, departs to the WNBA with the Indiana Fever.

Here’s what to know about Olsen.

How tall is Lucy Olsen?

The new Hawkeye is 5 feet, 9 inches, according to Villanova’s women’s basketball roster.

Where did Lucy Olsen go to high school?

Lucy Olsen, #3, of the Villanova Wildcats shoots the ball against Ja'Leah Williams, #12, of the Miami Hurricanes during the first half in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena on March 24, 2023 in Greenville, South Carolina.

She graduated from Spring-Ford Area High School, according to the roster. The school is in Pennsylvania.

What are Lucy Olsen’s stats?

For the 2023 season, Olsen averaged 23.3 points per game, as well as 4.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists. She “shot 48.9% from 2-point range and 29.4% from 3-point range last season.”

Where did Lucy Olsen grow up?

The guard’s hometown is Collegeville, Pennsylvania, according to the roster.

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