Presque Isle, ME - University of Maine at Presque Isle Women's Basketball Coach Gavin Kane is pleased to announce that Jennifer Ruesch of Delevan, Wisconsin will continue her basketball career for the Owls next fall. Ruesch, who is an outstanding softball player and will be playing on the diamond for Coach Alissa Edwards at UMPI, will be a dual sport athlete for the Owls.
"I like the toughness that I see with Jennifer. She has a willingness to consistently give a great effort on the defensive end of the floor as well as mix it up on the boards. She rebounds the ball very well for her size," stated Coach Kane. "We're looking for a little more toughness and I think Jennifer will help bring that to our Team, along with being a player who has a good understanding of the game and a young lady who can play a couple of positions."
"I'm just really excited to be able to continue playing not one but two sports I have loved for years. I've been playing basketball since I could hold a ball, it would've been a very difficult goodbye if the road ended my senior year," said Ruesch.
Ruesch will graduate from Delevan-Darien High School this spring and is planning to major in Secondary Education while at UMPI.
"Jennifer is a hard-working competitive athlete," said her High School Coach Marty Speth. "Jennifer assumed the role of doing the dirty work, she is gritty. She embraced rebounding and the challenge of keeping the opponents rebounders off the glass. She led the Comets by example of her work ethic and willingness to compete."