MAREN WALSETH SPORTS

Analyst  |  Coach  |  Mentor

Trading the whistle for a microphone.

Same passion and respect for coaches, athletes, and game.

Bringing basketball to you.

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ABOUT MAREN

After competing at Penn State, in the WNBA, and internationally, Maren exchanged her sneakers for a clipboard and whistle.  She was an assistant coach at The United States Naval Academy, and her alma mater, Penn State University, before leading the North Dakota State Bison as head coach.  With a Broadcast Journalism degree from The Pennsylvania State University, Maren has now moved to the other side of the camera as an analyst.  She is excited to bring the game into family rooms across the country and is passionate about growing the game.

 
 

RESUME

EDUCATION:  The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Bachelors of Arts, College of Communication, Broadcast Journalism

ON-AIR EXPERIENCE

  • Provides analyst work on ESPN+ and SNY (Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY)

  • Participated in weekly Bison Basketball Show, with host Brian Shawn of MidcoSN (Fargo, ND)

  • Performed halftime interviews with sideline talent (Fargo, ND)

  • Conducted post-game press conferences (Fargo, ND)

  • Held weekly live press conferences with print, radio, and television reporters (Fargo, ND)

  • Provided color commentary for Penn State University women's basketball with play-by-play announcer Jerry Fisher (University Park, PA)

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Head Women's Basketball Coach - North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND (2014-19)

  • Assistant Women's Basketball Coach, Penn State University, University Park, PA (2007-14)

  • Assistant Women's Basketball Coach, The United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD (2004-07)

  • WNBA / International

    • ​WNBA Sacramento Monarchs (2001, 3rd round draft pick), Washington Mystics (2002) 

    • Cavigal Nice, France (2002-03), SCAB 63, France 2003)

    • NWBL Colorado Chill (2004) 

  • Penn State University, University Park, PA (1997-2002)

    • Team captain (2000-01)​

    • Final Four participant (2000)

    • WNIT National Champion (1998)​

  • Jefferson High School - Bloomington, MN Hall of Fame (MN)

    • Minnesota State Tournament (1997)

    • Minnesota State Tournament Champion (1994)

    • Jefferson High School Hall of Fame - inaugural class inductee (2006)

 

CONTACT MAREN

Need a full-time analyst?

Need a sideline reporter?

Need to fill a one-off opportunity?


Maren would love to be part of your broadcast!

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