(WGEM) -- John Wood standout guard Dakota Flesner is now a member of the Iowa Wesleyan women's basketball program after signing her national letter of intent on Wednesday morning.
The former multi-sport athlete at Payson says there's an outside chance she will also play softball in Mount Pleasant.
But for now Flesner's focus is on getting ready for the next step in her career as she continues to gain strength from a previous knee injury.
"I think I still have a little bit (of improvement in the knee) to go. I'm definitely not the scorer that I used to be in high school but the good thing is it's all uphill from here," Flesner said.
"I definitely have a little more to go to get back to where I was in high school but it's something to look forward to."
- Quincy University men's basketball coach Marty Bell has added junior college forward Josh Schaben from Iowa Lakes Community College and Alton High School guard A'basa Brown.
Couple that with two previous commits, as well as Division I transfer Scott Bruxvoort and redshirt freshman Evan McGaughey, and the Hawks will have six new players next season.
"I see that we'll have competition at every spot. I look back at the teams I've had that have been really successful here and we had that," Bell noted.
"We had guys getting after it each day with each other and knowing they can't take a day off, or else the competition may go past them."
Bell says the Hawks have one scholarship left but wouldn't guarantee they'll sign another player heading into next season.
- One of Palmyra's top athletes on the track, senior Evie Miles, made her decision official Wednesday by putting pen to paper and signing with Central Methodist.
Miles has excelled all spring in the 100 meter and 300 meter hurdles and she's part of the 4x200 sectional qualifying relay team.
She is eager for the opportunity that awaits in Fayette.
"It's a great chance to be able to be on a team doing something that you love to do," Miles explained.
"I'm just going to make sure to do my best and push myself to bigger boundaries than I have before in high school."
Miles added she might get a chance to run the 400 meter hurdles at Central Methodist, an event not offered in the Missouri high school ranks.
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