Bison women’s basketball co-coaches Michele Hynes and Randy Kusano, both in their second season at Manitoba, have announced the commitment of Christina Posthumus to the Bison program for the upcoming 2013-14 season.  Posthumus, 18, finished her high school career at Kildonan East Collegiate. The 6’2” forward had an impressive final season (2012-13) with Kildonan East as she was a captain and averaged 30 points per game with 16 rebounds per game, 11 assists per game, five steals per game plus four blocks per game while playing 30 minutes per game. During the year, the East St. Paul, MB native also earned all-star honours at the Daniel McIntyre, Lord Selkirk and Transcona tournaments, while being selected as MVP at the Kildonan East Tournament plus named Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association (MHSAA) Athlete of the Week for the week of February 12, 2013. Posthumus established a new Kildonan East school record for most points in a single game with 53.



Bison women’s basketball team recruits Christina Posthumus for the upcoming 2013-14 season In addition, she has played four years with the Basketball Manitoba provincial team (2009-2012). Her stats at the 2012 Nationals (compared to all teams) were third in total rebounds (51), third in offensive rebounds (25), fifth in defensive rebounds (26), fifth in average rebounds (8.5/game), fifth in average points (12.7/game), and third in 2 pointers made (33). The power forward was also selected to the 2012-13 All-Manitoba Team, KPAC All-Star the last three years, earned honourable mention for high school basketball players in the province by the Winnipeg Sun’s annual coaches poll in 2013 and won the Karen Nightingale Award (athlete of the year) at Kildonan East for 2011-12 season. Posthumus has been on the Principals Honor Roll from 2010-2013 (six semesters).


“We are excited to announce our first recruit from the class of 2013. Christina brings passion and dedication to both the basketball court and the classroom,” said Hynes. “After a very successful high school career we are eager to see her develop into a top post in the Canada West conference. Her size and versatile skill set will make her a valuable addition to our Bison roster.”



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