Montrose (Minn.) Native Nicole Duske Signs with VCSU Basketball

Valley City State University women's basketball head coach Cathy Hanek announced Wednesday that Buffalo High School (Minn.) senior Nicole Duske has signed a letter of intent to attend VCSU and play basketball for the Vikings this fall.

Duske, a 5-foot-10-inch native of Montrose, Minn., plans to major in Health Science with a focus in Physical Therapy at VCSU.

She currently averages about 10 points and seven rebounds per game for the Bison and head coach Scott Sorenson, and has helped Buffalo to a 14-10 overall record and a 7-5 conference mark so far in this, her senior season. The Bison won the Alexandria Holiday Tournament earlier this year.

"We're very excited to have Nicole join our program," Hanek said. "She has proven herself as a tough player on the court and a good person off the court. With her excellent work ethic on the court and in the classroom, she is the type of student-athlete we want at VCSU."

Duske, a team captain this season and a three-year letter winner, was also named Academic All-Conference in both her sophomore and junior years and is a member of the National Honor Society.

Nicole is the daughter of Curt and Kari Duske. Her brother Aaron, a senior guard at Valley City State, is wrapping up a successful basketball career with the Viking men.