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Selland signs to play basketball at DWU

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014

Sanborn Central-Woonsocket’s Rachel Selland signs her Letter of Intent to continue her basketball career at Dakota Wesleyan University in the fall. She is joined by co-coaches Tim McCain, left, and Rob Baruth and her parents, Brad and Chris. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

WOONSOCKET — Rachel Selland, a senior at Woonsocket High School, has signed a letter of intent to join the Dakota Wesleyan Lady Tiger basketball program.

Selland was a four-year starter and helped lead the Lady Blackhawks to three straight trips to the Class B State Girls’ Basketball Tournament. The Blackhawks finished fourth in 2012, fifth in 2013 and were state runner-up this season. She earned State B all-tournament team honors in 2013, earned the KOOL 98 Player of the Game for the 2012 region championship game and also first round of the 2014 state tournament.

Selland has been named to the 281 Conference and Custer Battlefield Highway all-conference teams in 2012, 2013 and 2014. She also earned all-conference honors in volleyball as well, in addition to receiveing academic all-state honors.

Selland averaged 7.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2 steals per game and shot 59 percent from the field.

“Rachel is an outstanding young lady and we are all proud of her signing with Dakota Wesleyan Lady Tigers! She has been a very integral part of our success,” says co-head coach Rob Baruth.

“We have gone a combined 70-8 the last 3 seasons. Rachel is the type of girl that is more concerned with the success of the team and will do whatever is needed to accomplish that,” he said. “She also started as a freshman for Woonsocket and was the 6th man as an 8th grader helping to lead the Lady Redmen to a 30-14 record in those two seasons.”

Rachel is the daughter of Brad and Chris Selland of Letcher and is planning a career in elementary and special education.

For the complete article see the 04-13-2014 issue.

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