Early signing period brings in six recruits for Beaver Women’s Hoops

Early signing period brings in six recruits for Beaver Women’s Hoops
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Early signing period brings in six recruits for Beaver Women’s Hoops

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji State University women’s basketball Head Coach Chelsea DeVille announced the signing of six student-athletes to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period today. The freshmen will join the program beginning with the 2018-19 season.

Trinity Myer, Shea Oman, Coley Rezabek, Taylor Vold, Molly Wenner and Claire Wolhowe each signed National Letters of Intent to play for Beavers Women’s Hoops. All signees are contingent upon admission to BSU and compliance with NCAA rules, including certification by the NCAA Eligibility Center.

“We are filling a lot of areas we feel are holes in our team and will be lost with graduation.” DeVille said. “With these six young women, we see opportunities for young kids to earn playing time. Along with that, we feel this class adds another level of toughness and grit to our program."

Trinity Myer, a a 5-foot-9-inch guard from Hayward, Wis., is a four-time letter winner in basketball for Hayward High School. She is a three-time All-Heart of the North Conference member, earning first team honors as a junior, second team honors as a sophomore and honorable mention as a freshman. During her sophomore season, the Hurricanes advanced to win the Wisconsin Division 3 state championship and qualified for the state tournament again during Myer’s junior season.

The daughter of Gerald and Christina Froemel, Trinity was a member of the B Honor Roll during her freshman and sophomore years. Myer is a proposed major in psychology.

“Trinity is a gritty guard,” DeVille said. “ We will be a better defensive team the minute she steps on the court.”

Shea Oman, a 5-7 guard from Spicer, Minn., earned a combined 15 letters in four sports at New London-Spicer High School. She helped lead the Wildcats to a second-place finish in the Minnesota State Tournament as a junior and to another state tournament appearance as a freshman. Earned multiple awards including All-Wright County Conference (2017), Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association First Team (2017), All-Area First Team (2015 and 2016) and All-WCC Honorable Mention (2015 and 2016).

Oman is the daughter of Shawn and Andrea Oman and is an honor roll student at NLSHS. She is planning to major in business or mass communications at BSU.

“Shea will impact the wing position immediately,” DeVille said. “She has a great IQ and is tough on both sides of the ball.”

Coley Rezabek, a 5-10 forward from Sunrise Beach, Mo., is a four-sport athlete participating in basketball, golf, tennis and track at Camdenton High School. She earned All-Ozark Conference First Team and All-District First Team honors during her junior season. Rezabek averaged 20.1 points and 6.4 rebounds per game with the Lakers.

The daughter of Trent Rezabek and Stacey Smith, Coley is currently undecided on a major. She earned an academic letter at CHS.

“We are excited to add more athleticism at our wing spot with Coley,” DeVille said. “ She has great instinct as a player."

Taylor Vold, a 6-0 forward from Hermantown, Minn., is a letter winner in basketball, soccer and softball at Hermantown High School. Vold is a two-time All-Lake Superior Conference member and served as the Hawks’ team captain. She also earned All-LSC honors twice in soccer and once in softball.

The daughter of Chris and Janet Vold, Taylor is a member of the Hermantown High School’s National Honor Society and honor roll. Her father, Chris, played football for Bemidji State from 1984-88. Vold is currently undecided on a major.

“Taylor immediately adds toughness to our roster,” DeVille said. “She can guard any position and is a kid I can trust with the effort plays.”

Molly Wenner, a 5-6 guard from Cottage Grove, Minn., is a four-time letter winner in basketball and three-time letter winner in soccer at Park High School. She was named All-Suburban East Conference Honorable Mention during her sophomore and junior seasons. Wenner was awarded the Wolfpack’s 3-point shooter award as well as sharp shooter on free throws.

The daughter of Tom and Karen Wenner, Molly is a member of Park High School’s National Honor Society and is a four-time academic letter winner. Her father, Tom, played football at Bemidji State for four seasons while her mother, Karen, played basketball for one season at Bemidji State.

“Molly is a smart point guard,” DeVille said. “She has ability to score but has the vision to be a create-and-distribute point guard first.”

Claire Wolhowe, a 6-0 forward from Staples, Minn., is a seven-time letter winner from Staples-Motley High School. She earned three letters in basketball while earning All-Mid-State Conference during her sophomore and junior seasons. During her junior season, Wolhowe was selected Mid-State Conference MVP. She also earned all-conference honors three times with the Cardinals tennis team. Wolhowe was also named to the academic all-state team in tennis during the 2017 season.

The daughter of Craig and Michelle Wolhowe, Claire is a member of the National Honor Society and honor roll at Staples-Motley High School. Her father, Craig, and grandfather, Tom, both played basketball at Concordia for four years. Claire’s brother, Derek, played basketball for four seasons at Bethel University and her sister, Grace, currently plays at Concordia College.

“Claire will extend our offense with her shooting ability,” DeVille said. “With her length, she will be a tough mismatch for defenses inside and out.”

Bemidji State tips off the regular season Saturday, Nov. 11 against Valley City State University. The Beavers and Vikings are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. from BSU Gymnasium.

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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).

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