OTTAWA, Kan. – The Ottawa University women’s basketball program is pleased to announce the signing of Violette Skipworth. She is a transfer from Florida Southwestern State College. Skipworth is from Pace, Fla. and attended Pace High School. She is the first signing by coach Hunter Bondurant as OU head coach.
Skipworth spent two years at Florida Southwestern State College. She appeared in 42 games, averaging 4.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. Skipworth shot 38.8 percent from the floor, 33.3 percent from behind the 3-pt line, and 61.5 percent from the free throw line.
At Pace High School, Skipworth lettered in basketball and track. She is the all-time leading scorer at PHS with over 1,000 points scored. Skipworth was a Pensacola News All-Area selection, earning First Team honors in 2020-21, 2019-20, and 2018-19. In 2020-21, she was third on the Pensacola Area Leaderboard in points and fourth in rebounds. Skipworth was named a Pensacola News Journal Athlete of the Week in the month of January in 2021. She was a four year starter at PHS.
Skipworth is the daughter of Raven Smith and Steven Smith and plans to major in psychology. She played travel ball for Santa Rosa Elite for coach Tim Micheal. Skipworth is part of a military family and started playing basketball in the seventh grade when living on Oklahoma City, Okla. Her goal was to play college basketball and she is living it. Skipworth coached youth travel basketball, organized youth campus at Pace during the summer and offers one-on-one basketball youth sessions.
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