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Future Cyclones Wrap Up High School Careers

Release: 04/06/2012
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AMES, Iowa – When it comes to talent entering the Iowa State women’s basketball program next fall there will be no shortage.

Head coach Bill Fennelly and his staff signed three players last fall with high hopes for each signee. In their final high school seasons, the trio was impressive in earning numerous accolades.

Maddy Baier, a 6-4 post player from Tama, Iowa, helped lead South Tama High School to a 21-3 record before falling in the second round of the playoffs. Baier averaged 15.8 points and 9.2 rebounds, while also swatting away 76 shots, in her final high school campaign.

Baier was named her league’s player of the year and earned first-team all-state honors from four different associations. She concluded her career scoring over 1,000 points, grabbing over 800 rebounds and blocking over 300 shots.

Emiah Bingley, a 5-7 guard out of Lee’s Summit West High School in Kansas City, Mo., averaged 22.5 points and 6.5 rebounds en route to earning the prestigious DiRenna Award, which is awarded annually to the top high school player in Kansas City.

Bingley earned her fourth all-conference honor and was also named all-state. She scored over 30 points in a game five times this season and finished her career with 1,554 points. Bingley is Lee’s Summit West’s school record holder in points, rebounds and assists.

Nicole “Kidd” Blaskowky, a 5-7 guard from Austin High School in Sugar Land, Texas, averaged 21.3 points per game and was the leading scoring in district 23-5A for the second-straight season. Her team finished with a 22-10 record and she earned District 23-5A Offensive Player of the Year honors.

Blaskowsky, an all-conference performer, has been invited to play in the Texas Sports Hall of Fame All-Star game.

The three incoming freshman will look to make an impact starting next fall as the Cyclones begin their quest for a seventh consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament.
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