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Ofstad signs to play basketball at Upper Iowa


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Gogebic Community College sophomore Sam Ofstad signed her National Letter of Intent Wednesday to play basketball at Upper Iowa next season. From left, GCC coach Mark Movrich, her mom Cathy, and GCC athletic director Aaron Bender look on.

IRONWOOD - After watching Sam Ofstad play, Fox Valley Tech coach Craig Stevens tipped off Upper Iowa coach Carol Russell to the GCC Lady Samsons' star.

"He told her to come watch me," Ofstad said. "I was a little too short (5-4) for her to come to watch me, so he had to call her a couple times."

His persistence paid off for Ofstad and Russell.

Russell came and she must have liked what she saw because on Wednesday, Ofstad signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Upper Iowa, an NCAA Division II school.

"I'm so excited," said Ofstad, a 2013 Hurley graduate. "I can't wait. I wish it was a...

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