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Madsen & Grauberger Ink Next Stops

19 May 2016  
Mackenzie Grauberger (L) and Hannah Madsen signed their letters of intent to play basketball next year. Photo by Ron Williams

PHS Girls Basketball Stars Set for Next Level

Two Prescott High School girls basketball stars signed their letters of intent on Thursday. Hannah Madsen and Mackenzie Grauberger made there next schools official.

Hannah Madsen signed with Baker University in Kansas. Madsen was a point guard on the varsity all four years. She spent three years as team captain, and as a starter.

This past season, Madsen led the Badgers in field goal percentage, three point percentage, free throw percentage, and steals to turnover ratio. Her 10.2 points per game was second best on the team.

She was voted co-defensive player of the year and received the "Blue and Gold" Award for leadership on and off the court, for the second year in a row.

Baker University is a NAIA Division I school in Baldwin City, Kansas. The Wildcats finished #2 in the nation last season, falling in the NAIA National Championship.

Madsen said, "I visited quite a few schools and picked Baker partly because I have family back there. They have a great program and I feel that I will be able to help continue with that success."

Mackenzie Grauberger, who led the Lady Badgers in scoring last season, will be playing at York University. The Panthers are an NAIA Division II school, located in York, Nebraska. The school is a private Christian school with 2015-16 enrollment of 450. Grauberger played three seasons on the Prescott varsity.

Grauberger said, "I picked York because I know I will get a good education. I know I will be able play and get better there, and its not Arizona! So im happy to leave and go somewhere else."

Prescott Girls Basketball Coach Bobbi Yoder said, "I could not be more proud of both of these young ladies for everything they have accomplished on and off the court over the past 4 years here at PHS. They have done PHS, the Girls Basketball Program, the community, their family, friends and coaches proud. They both have worked very hard and have put in a lot of extra hours in the gym, above and beyond the regular scheduled practices to improve their individual skills, help make our team more successful and get themselves to the next level. They have displayed good sportsmanship, an amazing work ethic, great attitude and outstanding leadership that every coach hopes for from their top players. I truly believe that Hannah and Mackenzie will not only add to their respective programs academically and athletically but will make them even better and I look forward to following Mackenzie at York College and Hannah at Baker University. They are Lady Badgers for Life! Go Panthers and Wildcats!"

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Ron Williams

Ron Williams is the advisor, broadcaster, and sportswriter for the BBN, Badger Broadcasting Network. The BBN is a community club for high school students enrolled in the Prescott Unified School District.