Maleika and Julanie Carter, May 2017 Southwestern Spartan grads, will be moving back to their hometown of Des Moines to finish out their collegiate careers, competing for the Grand View University Vikings next season under Head Coach Gary Smith.
"I think it is only fitting they will attend Grand View and continue to play basketball together," said Spartan Head Coach Addae Houston. "It has been a great experience to have them both a part of our program and I'm looking forward to seeing them compete at the next level."
The Carters played well together during their careers at Southwestern, with Maleika being the point guard and Julanie as the shooting guard. At the point of the offense Maleika appeared in a total of 55 games for the Spartans and had career marks with 21 points versus Wentworth Military Academy and dished out 11 assist against North Central Community College.
Julanie appeared in a total of 58 games during her two years as a Spartan. During her sophomore season, Julanie ranked sixth in the nation for three-pointers with 91 three-point goals made. At 40 percent shooting, she led the team and ranked third in the conference for three-point field goal percentage.
During their sophomore season, Maleika averaged 5.5 points and 2.7 assist per game while Julanie averaged 17.3 points per game, which led the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) in scoring. Their efforts helped the Spartans to 17 wins and Southwestern's first winning season since the 2002-03 season.
Pictured above: Front row (L to R) - Tina Carter-Shields, Maleika and Julanie's mother; Maleika Carter; and Julanie Carter. Back row - Addae Houston, Southwestern head women's basketball coach; and Kelli Greenway, Grand View University coach.