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WBB: FCT's Paige Meyer commits to VCSU

May 22nd, 2014 @ 2:56 pm | Author: Mark Potts, Sports Information Director
Valley City State University women's basketball coach Jill DeVries announced today that Paige Meyer of Fairmount-Campbell-Tintah has signed a letter of intent to play for the Vikings this fall.

A 5-foot-2 shooting guard, Meyer averaged 10 points, 3 steals and 2 assists per game as she helped FCT to a 22-3 record and a North Dakota Region 1 runner-up finish in her senior season under coach Brenda Dahlgren. The Rebels also won back-to-back District 1 championships her last two seasons, and finished fourth in Region 1 in 2012-13.

"Paige is a winner, on the court and off," said DeVries. "She is extremely competitive and her feisty defense has given opponents fits. She is a great communicator on the court and has a team-first attitude." 

A native of Fairmount, N.D., Meyer leaves FCT with a long list of accolades, including the program record in career 3-pointers made with 177. She scored 920 points in her career and ranks in the program's Top 10 in career points, career steals and career assists. She was a 3-year team captain, a 3-time All District 1 selection and was honored with the Wooden Leadership Award and the Team MVP award in her basketball career.

"Paige's high basketball IQ and ability to move without the basketball hunting shots has been key to her success in high school," said DeVries. "Her range will give us the ability to stretch defenses."

Off the basketball court, Meyer also found success academically. She has been named Valedictorian and Academic All-State Honorable Mention. Her grades have placed her on the High "A" Honor Roll and the President's Honor Roll, and she was named to the National Honor Society.

Meyer plans to major in elementary education and special education while at VCSU. She is the daughter of Scott and Sandy Meyer.

Meyer joins Brooke Brommenschenkel (G, Norman County West, Minn.), Nicole Duske (F, Montrose, Minn.), Rae Beaver (F, Rolette, N.D.), and Mikaela Fischer (G/F, Goodwin, S.D.) as signed recruits for the 2014-15 season.

Valley City State University is a member of the North Star Athletic Association and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. With DeVries as head coach, the Vikings qualified for three straight NAIA National Tournaments from 2011-2013.