Two Ink Names to Tigers

Two Ink Names to Tigers

STOCKTON, Calif. – The University of the Pacific women's basketball head coach Bradley Davis has announced the addition of Josephine Millard and Sofie Tryggedsson on Monday. 

"Josephine and Sofie are versatile players and will be great additions to our program," said Coach Davis. "Beyond the basketball side of things, they are both excellent students, who will fit in well with our Pacific family in the classroom and the community."

Millard joins the team as a freshman out of Nancy, France, in the 2018-19 academic year. Millard, a 6-2 forward, helped lead her team to the French National Championships in 2016, 2017 and 2018, averaging close to a double-double last season. 

"Josephine is an athletic and long forward who can play inside and out.  She's a skilled player in the half court with good instincts in transition.  Josephine has the potential to have an outstanding four-year career at Pacific," Coach Davis added.

Tryggedsson transfers to the squad from Colorado State University. Originally hailing from Aarhus, Denmark, she played three years with the Rams, where she helped lead the team to two first place finishes, and three postseason appearances, including the NCAA Tournament in 2016. The 6-0 guard/forward started 17 games as a sophomore and 24 of 33 games last year doing a bit of everything as the team's third leading three-point shooter and averaging 6.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 0.9 assists per game with two double-doubles.

Prior to college, Tryggedsson was a part of the All-Star team of the top Danish League. She averaged 15.5 points, seven rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game in her final year with her team, Aabyhoej IF.  

From the age of 14 through 19, Tryggedsson was a mainstay on the Danish Youth National Team, and in 2015 and 2016 she played with the Danish Senior National Team.  She will play alongside her sister Ida on the team again this summer.

"Sofie is a player with a high basketball IQ, who has played and won at all levels of the game.  She's a skilled player who fills up the stat sheet from the three-point line to the rebounding column, yet what we may have appreciated most in Sofie is her experience and drive," commented Davis.

Millard and Tryggedsson join Callie Kaiser, Kaylin Randhawa, and Cassidy Johnson in the incoming Tiger recruiting class of 2018.