Allison Weidner doesn’t need to chase down opponents on the track.
She is normally in the lead.
After winning three Class D championships at the Nebraska state track meet in May, she decided to chase her dreams this summer.
The 5-foot-9 class of 2021 guard from Humphrey St. Francis made the commitment to travel to Omaha for practice and travel the summer basketball circuit with All Nebraska Attack. The decision has paid off.
This summer Weidner has received scholarship offers from South Dakota, Wyoming, North Dakota State, Toledo, Denver, Duquesne and UNO. On Tuesday, Nebraska offered on her unofficial visit to Lincoln.
“It was good and a lot of fun,” Weidner said of her visit to Lincoln. “I had a great time with the coaches, and they showed me around campus. It was a good time.”
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Nebraska is taking a full staff approach to recruiting Weidner.
“They kind of all play a part in it,” she said. “I had a few phone calls with all three coaches, and Coach (Amy) Williams and I have talked on the phone a couple of times.”
Marquette, Drake, Creighton and Colorado State are four schools that have shown interest but haven’t offered yet. A planned unofficial visit to South Dakota State on August 24 is up next for Weidner.
“Playing AAU ball and on the Under Armour circuit everyone plays hard and looking for scholarships,” she said. “At the beginning there was a lot of things I had to get used to,” she said. “The defensive part took a lot of adjusting. We switched everything and if you are late then you got beat. The speed of the game was a lot faster. You have less time to make decisions and you have make them quickly.”
She credits playing at a faster pace this summer for her improvements she has seen on both ends of the floor.
“In high school I can get to the rim when I want but at that level I needed to shoot better,” she said. “The defensive part took a lot of adjusting. My defense has definitely improved and my shot has gotten better because it had to. In high school I can get to the rim when I want but at that level I needed to shoot better.”
Photos: Division I basketball and football recruits in Nebraska for the 2020 class
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