Virginia Tech Women's Basketball wins the 2023 ACC Championship Final over Louisville. Photo by Jaylynn Nash

The ultimate guide to Aussies in the 2023 Division 1 NCAA women's basketball tournament

It is March so let's get mad!

It is officially March 17 in the United States which means women's March Madness will officially commence. Australians are repping almost every seed in the tournament with 23 players representing 12 teams.

Portland holds the most Australian representation with seven while others average around two. From each direction of the United States, you can find an Aussie to cheer on.

Here is the ultimate guide to all the Australian women in March Madness. In case you missed it, check out my article on the Aussie women in the WNIT.

Note: All stats are from the regular season/conference tournament. Schools are listed by seed.

#1 Stanford (28-5, 15-3 Pac-12)

Agnes Emma-Nnopu (VIC): The junior guard easily had her best collegiate season this year. She upped every statistical category, averaging 3.2 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.

#1 Virginia Tech (27-4, 14-4 ACC)

Georgia Amoore (VIC): The junior guard continues to be an absolutely dominant player on the court for the Hokies. She keeps getting better every year and has racked up several accolades including the 2022-2023 ACC conference tournament MVP. She averaged 15.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game.

Charlise Dunn (VIC): The freshman guard played sparingly in her first season as a Hokie. She appeared in 11 games averaging 1.4 points per game.

#2 Utah (25-4, 15-3 Pac-12)

Issy Palmer (NSW): The junior guard had a breakout season for the Utes. For the majority of conference play, she became a full-time starter and showed off her passing skills. She averaged 8.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game.

Kelsey Rees (SA): The sophomore* forward found herself in a diminished role from the previous season. She got decent minutes off the bench but nothing close to last season. She averaged 3.1 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.

#3 LSU (28-2, 15-1 SEC)

Last-Tear Poa (VIC): After a stellar JUCO career, the sophomore* guard played in every game albeit off the bench. She averaged 3.7 points and an identical 1.3 rebounds and assists per game.

#4 Tennessee (23-11, 13-3 SEC)

Jessie Rennie (VIC): She did not appear in any games for the Lady Vols due to an off-season injury.

#4 UCLA (25-9, 11-7 Pac-12)

Izzy Anstey (VIC): The Redshirt-sophomore forward only appeared in nine games totalling 18 total minutes.

#5 Washington State (23-10, 9-9 Pac-12)

Ula Motuga (QLD): The fifth-year forward took her permanent role in the starting lineup and ran with it. She averaged 7.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.1 steals per game.

Emma Nankervis (VIC): The senior centre hardly played for the Cougars. She averaged one point per game.

#6 Michigan (22-9, 11-7 Big 10)

Chyra Evans (NSW): The freshman forward appeared in 21 games off the bench with pretty inconsistent minutes. She averaged 2.1 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

#9 Gonzaga (28-4, 17-1 WCC)

Eliza Hollingsworth (VIC): The Redshirt-junior forward excelled in her first season as a full-time starter. She averaged 9.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.

#12 Portland (23-8, 15-3 WCC)

Keeley Frawley (VIC): The junior* forward played an extremely crucial part off the bench, especially on the boards. She averaged 3.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.

Haylee Andrews (QLD): There are not enough words to describe the sheer talent the senior guard holds. Unfortunately, her season was cut extremely short when she tore her ACL on a non-contact play against Gonzaga back in January. This season pre-injury she averaged 12.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.4 steals per game.

Emma Strelein (WA): The sophomore* guard played sparingly in her first season in Portland with 16 appearances.

Alex Fowler (QLD): The junior* forward is another high-impact player like Andrews who shines on the court. She continues to be a total beast on the court in all respects. She averaged 17.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.8 steals per game.

Emily Sewell (VIC): The sophomore forward played in 21 games this season. She averaged 1.1 points per game.

Lucy Cochrane (VIC): The junior centre saw herself starting the majority of the games this season. She was solid for the Pilots, averaging 5.6 points and 4.7 rebounds.

Maddi Condron (VIC): The sophomore centre appeared in 11 games this season.

#13 Sacramento State (25-7, 13-5 Big Sky)

Akaysha Muggeridge (QLD): The freshman guard appeared in six games.

#14 Southern Utah (23-9, 16-2 Big Sky)

Lizzy Williamson (SA): The Redshirt-junior started in every game but one this season and mightily improved on the boards. She was ever so close to closing out the season averaging a double-double with 9.8 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks per game.

Aishah Anis (TAS): The sophomore guard did not appear in any games for the Thunderbirds.

Emmy Clarke (ACT): The freshman guard played sparingly in eight games this season.

Hopefully, this guide helped you out in picking a team to root for. Whether you're choosing an underdog or a heavy favourite to cut down the nets in Dallas, this tournament will be extremely exciting. May your bracket stay intact and not get busted.