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Anaya Barney joins the CCU women’s basketball team

CONWAY, South Carolina – A former 5A Iowa Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) standout and student-athlete from northern Iowa Anaya Barney will join the Coastal Carolina women’s basketball program for the 2022-23 season, head coach Kevin Pederson announced Tuesday.

Prior to joining the Northern Iowa Panthers in 2021-22, the 5’10” guard was a three-time Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA) and Iowa Print Sports Writers Association All-State selection (2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21) for the Cedar Falls Tigers. She was also selected four times for the All-Mississippi Valley Conference, including as the 2020-21 Mississippi Division Player of the Year.

“We are very excited to announce the addition of Anaya Barney to our Coastal Carolina family. We believe she has a chance to be a very impactful player for us over the next four years,” Pederson said. “Anaya is a very skilled guard with great length and great athletic ability. She is a strong student in the classroom and a young woman with great balance in her life who will be a great representation of our program on and off the court.

The Cedar Falls, Iowa native started all 90 games over four seasons for Cedar Falls HS. She led all Class 5A players as a senior with 503 points, 209 rebounds, 57 blocks, 186 field goals made, 394 field goals attempted, 132 three-point attempts, 92 free throws made, 118 shots free kicks and 161 defensive rebounds. Barney finished his career with the second-most points in program history with 1,455 points, along with 556 rebounds, 272 assists, 205 steals, and 185 blocks.

Courtesy of Coastal Carolina Athletics