Monday, August 11, 2008

Guenther Verbals

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Southeast Polk senior Emily Guenther has verbally committed to play basketball at The University of South Dakota. She has accepted Coach Ryun Williams’ scholarship offer to join the Coyotes squad in the fall of 2009.

Guenther, a 4-year varsity player, was offered scholarships by a number of Division I schools but chose USD because of the style of play and the vision of the future. “This is the highest level and I want to challenge myself as a person and a basketball player,” Guenther commented. “South Dakota is a great school with a first-class women’s basketball program. It will be great to play for such a great coaching staff and against such challenging competition.”

She earned 1st-Team CIML Central Conference honors as a junior averaging 12 points and 8 rebounds per game. She helped the Rams to a Regional Final appearance and their first winning season in 7 years. “She’s a relentless worker who will present match-up problems for defenses,” said Adam DeJoode, Southeast Polk’s Head Coach. “South Dakota is getting a great basketball player and an even better person.” Guenther will sign her National Letter of Intent in November.

Guenther played with IBCA Select White this season.

Guenther is the 7th player from the Iowa 2009 class to verbal, and the 7th to verbal a D1 school.
South Dakota has also received a verbal from Eastview's Sam Mehr.

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