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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


Jan. 20, 2012

Rinehart signs two to NLI

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Northwest Missouri State head coach Jessica Rinehart announced the signings of Janaya Fox and Dallas Gardner to National Letters of Intent on Friday as the duo will begin their Bearcat careers in the fall of 2012.

"I'm very excited about these two," said Rinehart, who recently completed her second season at the helm of the Northwest program, "They've both experienced a large degree of success at the high school and club levels, and I expect that trend will continue for them as Bearcats.  They are both extremely consistent players and I feel they will make an immediate impact on our team."

Gardner comes from St. James Academy in Lenexa, Kan., where she won three Kansas State Championships for the Thunder. She also helped the Thunder finish No. 1 in the nation her junior year and No. 4 this last fall. Gardner was also a three-time Academic All-State selection.

Joining Gardner is Janaya Fox from Bellevue East in Bellevue, Neb. Fox holds school records for career kills (605), season kills (449) and digs in a match with 29. She was a First-Team All-State selection and named All-Metro while earning Player of the Year accolades from the Bellevue Leader. She competed at the national tournament four times with her club team and won a Nebraska state championship in basketball.


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