Cougs newest addition is another international star with Pac-12 experience

Iman Isanovic set to join WSU for 2023 volleyball season 

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WSU volleyball players celebrate after sweeping UW, Nov. 25.

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter

Even in the offseason, WSU volleyball never rests. On Saturday, the team announced the addition of outside hitter Iman Isanovic from Arizona State University. 

Isanovic is a Bosnia and Herzegovina native who spent the last four seasons playing with the Sun Devils and being a bright spot on a team that spent those years in the bottom half of the Pac-12 standings. 

In four years, she has racked up a list of accolades and awards for her performance on the court. She is a two-time All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention and one-time All-Pac-12 Conference Player, the first since 2017 for ASU. 

On top of her prowess on the court, like many other Cougs, she has been named to several All-Academic teams. Last season, she joined Logann Golden, Magda Jehlarova and Katy Ryan on the College Sports Communication Academic All-District Honors team, proving her fit on the team and in the classroom.

The signing fills the void left by the graduation of Laura Jansen, with that hole now being filled, the offense will look to skip no beats en route to a season with high expectations.

In 2022, Isanovic tallied 421 kills on 3.20 kills per set, both down from 2021, where she had 490 and 3.89, respectively. 

Overall, her stats in 2022 are comparable to that of Jansen’s. Alongside several returning key WSU seniors, Isanovic will hopefully have an easy time finding her groove and returning to her peak 2021 form.