FCT’s Paige Meyer Commits to Vikings

Valley City State women’s basketball coach Jill DeVries announced on May 22 that Fairmount-Campbell-Tintah senior Paige Meyer has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Vikings.

Meyer, a 5-foot, 2-inch shooting guard, averaged 10 points, three steals and two assists per game this season as she helped FCT to a 22-3 record and a North Dakota Region 1 runner-up finish. The Rebels won back-to-back District 1 championships in her junior and senior years, and took fourth place in Region 1 last year.

“Paige is a winner, on the court and off,” DeVries said. “She is extremely competitive, and her feisty defense has given opponents fits. She is a great communicator on the court, and has a team-first attitude.”

A Fairmount, N.D. native, Meyer leaves FCT with a long list of accolades including a career-record 177 three-pointers made. Meyer scored 920 points in her high school career and ranks in the program’s top 10 in career points, steals and assists.

A three-year team captain and a three-time All-District 1 selection, Meyer received both the Wooden Leadership and the Team Most Valuable Player awards in her time at FCT.

“Paige’s high basketball IQ and ability to move without the basketball hunting shots has been key to her success in high school,” said DeVries. "Her range will give us the ability to stretch defenses.”

Meyer, who plans to major in elementary and special education at Valley City State, is a Valedictorian and an Academic All-State Honorable Mention: her grades have placed her on the High “A” Honor Roll and the President’s Honor Roll, and she was named to the National Honor Society.

Meyer, the daughter of Scott and Sandy Meyer, joins guard Brooke Brommenschenkel (Norman County West, Minn.), forward Nicole Duske (Montrose, Minn.), forward Rae Beaver (Rolette, N.D.), and guard/forward Mikaela Fischer (Goodwin, S.D.) as this year’s Viking recruits.

Valley City State is a North Star Athletic Association and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics member and, with DeVries as head coach, qualified for three straight NAIA National Tournaments from 2011-2013.