University of Iowa Athletics

#21 Zion Sanders

Height 5-8
Class Sr.
Hometown Evansville, Ind.
High School Central
Zion Sanders  - Women's Basketball - University of Iowa Athletics


  • Appeared in 14 games
  • Registered single-season career-highs in steals (10), recording a personal game high  (4)against Penn State (Feb. 22)
  • Tied most rebounds in a single game (3) against Penn State
  • Dished out three assists against Wisconsin to tie her single-game best
  • Capitolized on all four free throws taken


  • Appeared in 20 games
  • Recorded single-season highs in every statistical category, including points (24), rebounds (14), and assists (17)
  • Netted a career-high nine points, pulled down three rebounds, dished out an assist, and registered a steal in Iowa’s win at Western Kentucky
  • Was a perfect 3-for-3 from 3-point range in Iowa’s win at Western Kentucky
  • Dished out a career-best five assists in Iowa’s win over Robert Morris
  • Pulled down three rebounds in back-to-back games against Oral Roberts and Western Kentucky
  • Registered a key steal in the second half of the Big Ten Tournament Championship game against Maryland, helping seal Iowa’s first tournament win since 2001


  • Played in 22 games
  • Scored a career-high five points against Nebraska

High School

  • Two-time All-State and All-City selection
  • Three-time All-Conference honoree
  • Two-time Kiwanis Award Winner
  • 2016 Senior All-Star and 2015 Junior Core All-Star
  • 2016 Southern Indiana Athletic Conference (SIAC) MVP nominee
  • Guided Central High School to three sectional championships (2015-17) and a runner-up regional finish in 2016
  • Helped Central to three SIAC tournament championships (2014-16) and a runner-up finish in 2013
  • Averaged 16.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 4.4 assists in her junior campaign
  • Holds the Central High School record for most assists in a career
  • Played club basketball for Indiana Elite Swish (2011-14) and Best Choice United
  • State qualifier in shot put and discus
  • Sectional and regional champion in discus
  • National Honors Society Member.


  • Parents are Ulanda and Vincent Sanders
  • Brother, Zebrie, played football at Florida State and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills
  • Sister, Zuriel, plays basketball at Texas Tech
  • Father Vincent played basketball at South Carolina State
  • Mother Ulanda played basketball at Georgia
  • Psychology major.