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IWA Basketball achieved their pre-season goals by making the TAPPS Playoffs for the fourth consecutive year with an overall record of 16-16.  First-year coach Ricky Hernandez attributed this solid season to the girls’ team culture, and has high hopes for next year: “Our seniors were our leaders and motivators all season. Having said that, our four top scorers and rebounders were all freshmen and sophomores so the future is bright!” Congratulations to Audrey Hernandez ‘22 who made the 1st team TAPPS 6A District 4 All-District team, along with Amaya Pitts ‘21 and Anora Lee ‘22 who made the 2nd team All-District. 

Congratulations to the JV basketball team for their victory over St. Pius X 43-19 on January 22nd. Kati Rzasnicki led all scoring with 12 points. Varsity won 55-31. Audrey Hernandez had 17 points, Amaya Pitts had 14 and Anora Lee and Lauren Castex had 10.

Basketball Tryouts

If you are interested in playing Basketball, tryouts will be on the following days. Due to the Astros post-season playoff schedule, it is a Friday-Saturday tryout. Students need to attend both days of the tryouts.

  • Friday, October 19th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 20th from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Ifeoma Mbue '18 signs to Southwestern University

Ifeoma Mbue '18 signed her letter of intent to play basketball for Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas amid cheers from family, coaches, and classmates. "Being able to sign to play collegiate basketball has been a dream of mine since 8th grade. Reaching this milestone has not always been easy but all the long hours in the gym and the injuries I have been through have all been worth it. This dream has become true because of the unending support from my team, parents, and high school and AAU coaches." 

Home Court

Incarnate Word Academy is a private, all-girls Catholic college preparatory in the heart of downtown Houston.

The "Falcon's Nest" gym on the fourth floor of IWA is home to the volleyball and basketball teams, and the on-campus weight room provides space for strengthening and conditioning.  

Incarnate Word Academy
609 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77002

Varsity Roster

Lily Cantu '22
Lauren Castex ’22
Persia Fombin '22
Anora Lee ’22
Olivia Mallett ’22
Mia Mendez '21
Amy Phan '23
Amaya Pitts ’21
Kati Rzasnicki ’22
Mary Uyenco '22


Marissa Rimbert, Coach
Fernando Villasana, Coach


JV Roster

Catherine Cerda ’23
Leah Dumanlang '22
Chimere Egesi '22
Isabelle Ekeland ’24
Lauren Gentry '24
Jorri Odom '23
Natalie Ozor '24
Breanna Reagins '24
Isabella Terracini '22


Fernando Villasana, Coach