NCAA WOMENS BASKETBALL:Nordgaard transfers to Montana St
BOZEMAN, MONT.-The Montana State women’s basketball program has announced that Riley Nordgaard, who recently completed her sophomore season at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has transferred into the Bobcat program.
Nordgaard, a 5-10 guard from Canby, Minnesota, will redshirt the 2014-15 season; under NCAA Division I transfer rules. Last season, Nordgaard averaged 12.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game for the Vikings.
“Riley is a tough, aggressive athlete that has a team-first mentality,” MSU Head Coach Tricia Binford said. “She has a desire to be challenged at the highest level possible. Riley is a good fit for our program and embodies our focus on court, classroom and community. She will help us in many facets of the game.”
Nordgaard posted 20 games in double-figure scoring this winter, including four double-doubles, starting and playing in all 27 contests. She also notched ten games in double-digit rebounds. Nordgaard finished third in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference averaging 2.59 steals per game and tenth in rebounding.
As a rookie, she garnered NSIC All-Freshmen team accolades logging eight double-figure scoring games.
Nordgaard, who prepped at Canby High School, was the 2012 Minnesota Class A Player of the Year and a two-time all-state selection. A four-time conference MVP, she recorded 2,558 career points, 1,090 rebounds, 558 steals, 372 assists and 63 blocks. As a senior, Nordgaard averaged 24 points, 10.5 rebounds and 5.9 steals per game.
The daughter of Kelly and Kathi Nordgaard, she was also a two-time all-state pick in volleyball and a state track and field qualifier.
Editors note: This story was contributed by Tom Schulz and the Montana State Athletic Department.