|Rachel Wilczek (middle) signs a Letter of Intent to play basketball at Northwestern . She is seated with her parents, Stanley and Cindy, along with head coach Milburn Barton (left) and Lomega High School coach Kevin Lewellan.
Northwestern Oklahoma State University women’s basketball head coach Milburn Barton announced the addition of Rachel Wilczek of Loyal who signed a Sooner Athletic Conference Letter of Intent, to join the Lady Ranger basketball team for the upcoming 2008-09 season.
Wilczek, a 5-8 guard, helped Lomega High School to back-to-back Class B state titles and aided the Raiders to a 29-3 overall record this past season. Wilczek averaged 17.2 points per game as she scored 532 points on the season. She shot 50 percent (98/196) from the floor and an even better 51 percent (79/156) from three point range. Wilczek led the team in several other categories including a 77.2 free throw percentage and averaged 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 3.2 steals per game.
Throughout her high school career, Wilczek was very decorated, earning countless awards and accolades. Wilczek, the class Valedictorian and voted a Daily Oklahoman top 5 Class B player, was named to several all-state teams. She was named Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches’ Association All-State, Oklahoma Coaches’ Association Basketball All-State, and Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches’ Association Academic All-State.
“Rachel has a strong history of winning as does Lomega High School,” remarked Barton. “She is an excellent outside shooter and will be an asset to our team.”
Wilczek was also the Enid News and Eagle Player of the Year, a K101 All-Star Player and was a member of the Oklahoma Girls Basketball All-Region Team. She was listed on numerous all-tournament teams including: the Daily Oklahoman Basketball State Tournament First-Team, Coaches Aid Basketball State Tournament First-Team, Cherokee Strip, and Canton all-tournament teams, as well as being the Cherokee Strip Conference Most Valuable Player and the Tulsa World’s Basketball State Tournament MVP.
Mon, April 28, 2008
by Ryan Hintergardt