Megan Bates

#15 Megan Bates

HOMETOWN Brainerd, Minn. (Brainerd HS)

2009-10 (Redshirt): Will use a medical redshirt for the 2009-10 season due to off-season hip surgery.

2008-09 (Freshman): Played in 24 games, starting 14 and averaging 18.2 minutes per game…Her 90 rebounds (3.8 rpg) was fourth on the team, posting two eight rebound games…She led the team in five games in rebounds… Averaged 2.7 points and 1.0 assists per contest…Her 12 steals was fifth on the team.

Brainerd High School Career: Bates made the 100-mile trek north to Bemidji to join the women’s basketball program...the two-sport standout at Brainerd High School, was a mainstay on both the Warriors basketball and soccer teams...she was a member of the Warrior basketball program since her freshman season...prior to her senior season Bates was creeping in on 1,000 points for her career and was just 14 rebounds shy of 500...she also had 258 assists and 226 steals prior to her senior season...the Central Lakes all-conference player also was named Ms. Defense (‘05, ‘06, ‘07, and ‘08), Ms. Assists (‘07) and Most Steals (‘05 & ‘07) throughout her career...along with basketball accolades she shined on the soccer field as well...she was named 2006-07 Mid-Fielder of the year, 2007 team MVP, 2007 Minnesota State All-Tournament team, and was a 2007 Central Lakes All-Conference team selection...she also shined in the class room as she was selected to the 2007 Central Lakes Scholar Athlete team.

Curfman on Bates: “Megan is a very versatile and that is one of her great strengths because she can play multiple positions. We have not yet decided exactly what position she will play, she could be more of a Karlee Simonson type player that plays the 3 or 4 position or she could end up play the 2 or 3 position, that will all depend on how she matures as a player and how her skills best fit her. The thing that is intriguing about her is she has a great up-side and is very versatile.”

Personal: A native of Brainerd, Minn....She was born to Mike and Jeri Bates November 24, 1989 in Tuscon, Ariz...plans to major in nursing while at BSU.