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    February 5, 2015

    Bison Women Recruits Guard Nicole Konieczny for 2015-16 Season

    The Bison women's basketball program has announced the commitment of Nicole Konieczny to the Manitoba Bisons program for the upcoming 2015-16 season.

    "It is with great excitement that we announce our first recruit for the class of 2015-16 season, " enthused Hynes. "Nicole brings a wealth of experience and a highly competitive attitude, which we need. She is highly driven to have a very successful career at University of Manitoba, both on and off the court. We look forward to her being an important building block for our program for the next five years."  
    Konieczny, 17 (turning 18 in April 2015), will complete her high school career at Winston Knoll Collegiate in Regina. The 5'10" shooting guard has an already impressive playing career resume as she been part of Team Saskatchewan basketball teams plus captain of high school basketball team from 2012-15. During the 2014-15 year, the Regina native has averaged 25.2 points per game with Winston Knoll and earned accolades as MVP Balfour Classic in 2014 while part of gold medal team plus named All-Star at Bowlt Classic in Saskatoon in 2014. In addition, Konieczny has been selected for Team Saskatchewan U15 for the Western Canada Games (Provincial) in 2011 plus Team Saskatchewan U16 in 2013 and Team Saskatchewan U17 in 2014.

    Other awards collected by Konieczny include being First Team All-Star - Edmonton Nationals in 2014; Jr. Basketball Winston Knoll MVP for the 2012-13 season and Sr. Basketball Winston Knoll MVP for 2013-2014 and an All-Star with Winston Knoll in 2013-14 season along with playing for Jr. Cougars (PEBL - Provincial Elite Basketball League) during 2014. She has also been on the Honour Roll since grade 9.

    Konieczny stated, "I look forward to developing as an individual and a basketball player.  The University of Manitoba will allow me to compete and reach my goals in both academics and athletics; my ultimate goal is to compete in a National Championship. I know there will be many obstacles to overcome, but I believe with hard work and dedication anything can be achieved."

    Source:  http://gobisons.ca/news/2015/2/4/WBB_0204150241.aspx
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