Simpson University Women’s Basketball Signs Two More for 2015-2016

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University women’s basketball program announces the signing of two student-athletes for the 2015-2016 season: Aliya Davis (Everett, Wash.) and Ravien Lawson (Redding). Davis and Lawson join Olivia Edwards, Kelsie Jurin, and Shayla Smothers as members of the 2015-2016 recruiting class.

Alyia DavisDavis is a junior guard who is transferring from Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif., where she was team co-captain and led her team in three-point shooting (31 percent). She also averaged 8.4 points, 1.9 rebounds, and two assists per game. Davis attended Woodcreek High School and was named the Most Outstanding Offensive Player, first team all-league, and an all-star Optimist player.

“We are thrilled to have Aliya sign and commit to Simpson,” said head women’s basketball coach Derrick Pringle Jr. “She is terrific scorer, great shooter, and can play all three guard positions. She is also a tough competitor, a great teammate, and a great student and leader off the court.”

Ravien LawsonLawson is a junior forward who is transferring from Shasta College in Redding. She played four years of high school basketball at Enterprise High School, where she averaged 17 points per game.

“Ravien is a tremendous athlete, hard worker, and great leader,” said Pringle. “She can play multiple positions and is a great defensive player. We are extremely excited and blessed to have a student-athlete of her caliber at Simpson and in our program.”


Photo, top left: Aliya Davis / Courtesy of the Sierra College Athletics Department

Photo, bottom right: Ravien Lawson / Courtesy of the Record Searchlight

Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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