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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

April 11, 2007

Women's Hoops Inks Player

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Northwest Missouri State women's basketball team inked Melissa Nyquist today for the 2007-08 season. Nyquist comes from Lee's Summit West High School where she was part of the second place state tournament team her junior season.

Melissa, also known as "Mo", has played extensive AAU basketball and her teams have gone to Nationals six of the past eight years. Head coach Gene Steinmeyer commented, "She's had a lot of experience playing against top level competition in AAU."

Additionally, coach Steinmeyer added, "She will add to our guard core of 5-10 players that are versatile and comes in as an accomplished defensive player."

Nyquist signed during the late signing period and will enroll in classes in the fall of 2007.

Northwest finished 18-12 a year ago and qualified for the NCAA Division II Tournament for just the fourth time in school history.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468