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November 16, 2012
Marshall Independent

*SMSU women's basketball signs forward Kendra Snaza to letter of intent*

Southwest Minnesota State head women's basketball coach Allison Kruger announced Thursday that Kendra Snaza, of Milbank, S.D., has signed a letter of intent to continue her academic and player career at SMSU. Wednesday was the first day of the early-signing period for NCAA college basketball programs.

Snaza, a 5-foot-8 forward, is a senior at Milbank High School and a three-year letterwinner for the Bulldogs. In her career she has registered 593 points and 361 rebounds. The two-time all-conference performer was named the team's most valuable player the past two seasons.

"Kendra is another versatile player to add to our roster," Kruger said in a press release. "She is a strong player that can do damage in the paint, while also having the ability to step out and be a threat from the 3-point line.

"She is a very competitive player that loves to be in the gym. Her passion for SMSU and becoming a Mustang is rare to find and we can't wait to welcome her to our family."

Snaza is also a four-year letterwinner in volleyball and was named all-state as a junior. Her father, Dan Snaza, was a four-year letterwinner for the Mustang football team from 1984-87.

*Mustang women's golf team signs 2*

Southwest Minnesota State head women's golf coach Ross Webskowski announced Thursday that high school standouts Dana Wagner and Megan Wills have signed letters of intent to continue their careers at SMSU.

Wagner is a senior at Tomah High School in Tomah, Wis., and was named the conference player of the year this fall. She is a three-time all-conference honoree. Wagner finished the 2012 season winning medalist honors four times and earning third team all-state honors. A three-time Academic All-State honoree, Wagner helped lead her team to two straight conference titles. During the fall she finished 18th at the Wisconsin Division I State Tournament.

"Dana is a good ball striker and a fierce competitor, which will help her compete for a spot in our lineup as a freshman," Webskowski said in a press release.

Wills is a senior at Windom High School and is a four-year letterwinner. She has qualified for two Class A state tournament. During the 2012 spring season she was named All-Southwest Conference and earned medalist honors six times. Wills finished 22nd overall at last year's Class A state tournament.

"Megan is a good athlete and has the golf skills to be successful at the collegiate level," Webskowski said.



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