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Northern State women’s basketball signs four prospects

Northern State University head coach Paula Krueger announced the signing of Mykell Heidlebaugh (Rugby, N.D.) and Brylie Schultz (Wheaton, Minn.) to the 2023-24 roster. The pair will join fall signees Decontee Smith (Mapleton, N.D.) and Gracie Traphagen (Aberdeen, S.D.).

“We are excited to add Mykell and Brylie to our squad,” noted Krueger. “Mykell adds length, versatility, and a scorer’s mentality to our perimeter core.”

Mykell Heidlebaugh is a 5-foot-10 guard/forward out of Rugby High School. She is a 4-year starter and team captain for the Panthers under the direction of head coach Jen Brossart. As a junior, Heidlebaugh averaged 15.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.1 steals, and 2.5 assists per game. She is a 3-time All-District 11 and All-Region 6 team member. She is the daughter of Mike and DeAnna Heidlebaugh.

“Brylie is a great addition at the post position for us,” noted Krueger. “She is a great rebounder and has the offensive ability to stretch the floor.”

Brylie Schultz is a 6-foot-2 forward/center out of Wheaton Area High School and the North Tartan club program. As a prep, she was a 4-year starter and team captain for the Warriors under the direction of head coach Levi Schultz. Schultz accumulated over 1,600 points and 1,300 rebounds in her career. She scored over 400 points in each of her final two seasons and was a 3-time Little 8 All-Conference performer. In her final season, Schultz led WAHS with 487 points, 350 rebounds, 76 steals, 69 assists, and 55 blocks. She holds five Wheaton school records including career blocks and rebounds. Schultz is an Academic All-State honoree and 2023 All-State honorable mention selection. She is the daughter of Levi and Angie Schultz.

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