BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University interim head women’s basketball coach Mark Bagaason announced today that Emma Rappé (Fox Lake, Ill.) has committed to the Beavers’ basketball program and will enroll at the university next fall.
All signees are contingent upon admission to BSU and compliance with NCAA rules, including certification by the NCAA Eligibility Center.
“Emma comes to us as a very versatile offensive player with ability in the post as well as facing the basket all the way out to beyond the arc,” said Bagaason.
Rappé, a 6’0” forward, is a three-sport athlete, earning letters in basketball (3), volleyball (3) and softball (1) at Carmel Catholic High School. Became her basketball team captain as a senior. She is an athlete with many accomplishments during her prep career, including a two-time Mundelein Turkey and Blue Devil Classic Tournament all-tournament team member, Daily Herald all-area team member, Pioneer Press all-area second team, two-time USJN Windy City Classic All-Star, Chicago Tribune December athlete of the month in 2014, News-Sun all-area second team amongst others.
She was also a member of the Corsairs team during the 2013-14 season where they were the regional and sectional champions.
Emma is the daughter of Michael Rappé and Angela Kubalanza of Fox Lake, Ill. She intends to major in nursing at BSU.
Bagaason added, “while she is good on the offensive end of the floor, it was her rebounding and defense that first caught our eye. Emma does a lot of little things that helps win games.”
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).