Loper Women Add Kansas Guard|
Nebraska-Kearney women’s basketball coach Kevin Chaney announced today that Rylie Bowser will play for the Lopers this winter.
Bowser, a 5-8 guard from Holton, Kans., is UNK’s fifth recruit so far this off-season, joining posts Amarah Williams (St. Louis, Mo.) and Chantal Thomas (Mackay, Australia) and guards Alexa Hogberg (Chandler, Ariz.) and Tori Payne (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Bowser has two years of eligibility remaining after starring for the Highland (Kans.) C.C. Scotties the past two years. In 2012-13, she started all 32 games for a squad that went 24-8 and finished fifth in NJCAA Division II.
Second on the team in assists at 2.5 per game, Bowser also averaged seven points and five rebounds per contest.
“Rylie is a blue collar worker every single minute she is in the game. She has an aggressive mentality on offense and will not back down from anyone on the defensive end,” said Chaney. “Rylie is very unselfish on the court and will sacrifice her body in a heartbeat to make a play.”
Chaney continued, “Every team needs a player like this and I'm excited to bring Rylie’s energy to the team. She is also a great student, which will help us achieve our team academic goals.”
At Holton High School, Bowser was part of a 2011 Wildcats team that went 26-0 and won 2011 Class 4A state title. She led the team in steals at 3.2 per game, having four thefts in the championship tilt.
“Rylie may have been the most important player on our team last year. She has an incredible work ethic and is unselfish to a fault,” said Highland C.C. head coach B.J. Smith. “Every great team has a Rylie, somebody willing to do what is best for her team and be happy about it. We’ll have a difficult time replacing her.”
UNK begins the 2013-14 season in early November.