Apr 10th, 2014 @ 1:49 pm | Author: Mark Potts, Sports Information Director
The Valley City State University women's basketball program has signed two more high school seniors for the 2014-15 season.
Interim head women's basketball coach Lavesa Glover announced today that Rae Beaver of Rolette, N.D., and Mikaela Fischer of Goodwin, S.D., have both signed Letters of Intent to attend VCSU and play for the Vikings this fall.
A 6-foot forward, Beaver averaged a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds this season, helping Rolette/Wolford (N.D.) to a 17-6 record under head coach Jill Murtaugh.
Rolette/Wolford finished the season by taking third place at the North Dakota Region 4 Tournament. Beaver was twice named to the All District Team during her high school career.
"Rae is a great addition to our team and the university," said coach Glover. "Among her many great qualities, her work ethic and drive make me excited to work with her."
Beaver is also the Salutatorian at Rolette High School, and plans to major in exercise science while at VCSU. She is the daughter of Cordell and Michelle Beaver.
A 5-foot-11 point guard and forward, Fischer averaged 15 points and seven rebounds per game this season for Waverly/South Shore (S.D.) and head coach Sarah Strang – helping her team to a 13-7 record. Fischer also added two blocks, two steals, and two assists per game while shooting 71 percent on free throws.
"Mikaela, like the rest of this freshman class, is an exciting prospect to work with," Glover said. "Her athletic abilities make her a perfect fit for our team. She will bring great energy and passion."
Fischer scored more than 1,000 career points in high school, and is a three-time First Team All-Conference selection. She was also named Team Offensive MVP and was the recipient of the Hustle Award. In 2012-13, she helped Waverly/South Shore to a runner-up finish in the Eastern Coteau Conference.
In the classroom, Fischer was named to the Roll of Excellence (4.0 GPA) all four years of high school. She plans to major in business with a concentration in management while at VCSU. Mikaela is the daughter of Mike and Lois Fischer.
Beaver and Fischer join Nicole Duske of Montrose, Minn., as incoming recruits for the 2014-15 season. Duske, a 5-foot-10 forward, was named All Conference this year after averaging 9.2 points and 6.5 rebounds for Buffalo High School, which finished the year 16-10.
Valley City State University posted a 13-12 record last season and finished third in the new North Star Athletic Association. VCSU competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The Vikings qualified for the NAIA National Tournament three straight seasons (2011-13) prior to last year.