Eden Laase is a freelance writer for Just Women’s Sports. She previously ran her own high-school sports website in Michigan after covering college hockey and interning at Sports Illustrated. Eden graduated from Gonzaga University, where she wrote about the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Her Work

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Way-too-early NCAA hoops Top 25: South Carolina, Stanford reign

The transfer portal has shaken things up, but the top teams remain the same.

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Destanni Henderson caps South Carolina career with game to remember

Henderson scored a career-high 26 points and contained Paige Bueckers.

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‘Unassuming’ star Brea Beal guides South Carolina to national title game

Beal held Hailey Van Lith to nine points on 4-for-11 shooting.

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Final Four 2022 preview: Keys to victory for each team

We get you ready for the three biggest games of the college hoops season.

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JWS NCAA awards: Our picks for Player of the Year, All-Americans, more

Could Aliyah Boston walk away with two end-of-season awards?

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Elite Eight picks: Who will move on to the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four?

On Sunday and Monday, the field will cut in half once more.

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Stars of the Sweet 16: The difference-makers for each winning team

The Elite Eight is set, and it took some serious star power to get there.

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Hannah Jump, Stanford’s X-factor, always finds a way

Jump dreamed of playing basketball at Stanford since the fifth grade.

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Re-seeding the Sweet 16 as the NCAA Tournament rolls on

Here's what the Sweet 16 field would look like if the teams were re-ranked.

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NCAA Women’s Tournament: This is what March Madness looks like

The growing parity in the women's game is on full display.

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Five historic first-round upsets in the NCAA Women’s Tournament

With eight first-round upsets already in March Madness, we revisit other memorable ones.

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The quiet resilience of Kentucky superstar Rhyne Howard

Howard's family knew she was destined for greatness from the beginning.

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NCAA Tournament: Breaking down picks, bracket busters in every region

The madness begins this weekend.

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The rise and fall, and rise again, of Indiana women’s basketball

After decades of being dormant, the IU program is alive again.

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Picking the entire NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament bracket

If you need help with your bracket selections, we have you covered.

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NCAA Player of the Year: The cases for Aliyah Boston, Caitlin Clark

Each player is deserving of the award, so who has the edge?

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Iowa State to Florida: Five NCAA hoops teams that deserve more credit

A handful of teams that are peaking late could make noise in March.

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Battle for supremacy: Which women’s hoops conference is the best?

There are four conferences that can make a true case for being No. 1 this...

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‘We are going to be part of a legacy’: The rebirth of Duke basketball

With eight transfers and a new head coach, Duke is rebuilding its culture.

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Five unranked women’s college basketball teams to watch out for

These underrated teams could be upset candidates as the season ramps up to March.

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Five women’s college basketball teams starting 2022 off right

Indiana, Arizona, Missouri, Louisville and Georgia Tech ended 2021 on a high note.

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Women’s college basketball stat leaders to watch across the nation

From the household names to the underrated players, here's what their stats tell us.

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College hoops upset mania: What I’ve learned about the top teams

Upsets have shaken up the top-25 rankings over the past two weeks.

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Ten teams that have my attention in women’s college basketball

The first two weeks of the season have brought upsets and rankings reshuffling.

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With the ‘Fab Four’ freshmen, South Carolina basketball is in good hands

The top-ranked recruiting class in women's hoops is ready to impress.

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JWS’ NCAA basketball preseason Top 25: South Carolina, Stanford on top

Here's where we think AP voters got it right, and where they got it wrong.

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Top 25 returners entering the 2021-22 college basketball season

Women's college basketball is stacked with talent this season.

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Bigger than tall: How No. 1 recruit Lauren Betts found herself and her voice

It took Betts a long time to find the beauty and strength in her height.

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As Team USA goes for gold in 3×3 basketball, a movement to grow the game takes off

The game of 3-on-3 has been building behind the scenes for years.

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Thirteen years after their last Olympics, USA Softball is savoring the moment

Team USA feels the gravity of these Olympics, because nothing beyond them is guaranteed.