Alumni Profile: Megan Ianiro

The Bridgewater State Women’s Basketball team recently had their Alumni Day game on January 27 against Salem State, which they won with a convincing 100-70. This was the first time the team reached the century mark in two years, previously scoring 105 against MCLA on January 7, 2022. One of those players from the past is Ashland-native Megan Ianiro (she/her) from the Class of 2018.  

Ianiro graduated from Bridgewater State University with a bachelor’s in kinesiology and exercise ecience in 2018. She was on the women’s basketball team for all four years of her college career, although she did not play in a single game for her first two seasons. She started the first 16 games of the season in her senior season of 2017-18. Ianiro scored 59 points, 73 rebounds, 80 assists, 26 steals, and one block throughout her final two years as a Bear.  

However, Ianiro was a part of the team in 2014-15 that won the MASCAC championship and the last year of the streak of five straight NCAA Tournament appearances that Coach Bridgett Casey (she/her) and her squad put on. The Comment asked Ianiro about her favorite memory from BSU, and she said it was that championship year. Along with that, after her freshman year the BSU Basketball team went to Cape Verde, where they played two games, put on clinics for the kids, and explored the country. 

Ianiro graduated from Ashland High School where she played basketball, soccer, and ran on the track & field team. After BSU, Ianiro got a doctorate in physical therapy at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She is working as a clinic manager of Platinum Physical Therapy in the Ashland office.

She was at the alumni game and the tough 59-58 loss at Framingham State on January 31. Describing her return visit to BSU, Ianiro said, “In the car, me and my wife were driving, and we saw a bunch of kids walking down the street, which brought a lot of nostalgic memories.” Ianiro tries to come back to at least one or two games a season, and she usually goes whenever the Bears travel to Framingham State. 

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