UNO women’s basketball coach Chance Lindley has signed four recruits for 2013-14 to national letters of intent during the early signing period.
Mikaela Shaw, a 6-foot guard from Deweese, Neb., who stars at Sandy Creek High School, is joined by 5-7 guard Madi Robson of Ankeny, Iowa; 6-foot forward Sami Pawlak of Geneva, Ill.; and 6-1 forward Victoria Trowbridge of Naperville (Ill.) Central.
Shaw has put together a standout career at Sandy Creek that includes two state championships and a first-team all-state selection after averaging 18.4 points and 10.1 rebounds per game as a junior. She led the Cougars to a Class C-1 state championship in 2012 and to the Class C-2 title in 2010.
Robson averaged just 4.3 points per game last season for a 22-4 team competing in Iowa’s largest class, but she is an athletic defender who was also the starting point guard for the 2011 AAU national champion All Iowa Attack, which had eight players sign Division I scholarships.
Pawlak was named one of the Chicago Sun-Times’ Top 50 players prior to this season after averaging 11.5 points and 9.6 rebounds. She was also recruited by Army, Colgate and Rhode Island.
Trowbridge is a strong presence in the paint, having led her team in rebounding (7.7) and having twice been named the team’s most improved player. She also drew recruiting interest from St. Louis.