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Wolff is a finalist for state Miss Basketball

Park Rapids senior Janessa Wolff added another honor to her resume when she was named as one of five finalists for the Minnesota Miss Basketball Award.

Park Rapids senior Janessa Wolff added another honor to her resume when she was named as one of five finalists for the Minnesota Miss Basketball Award.

Wolff, a 6-foot-3 center, compiled 572 points (22.0 per game), 427 rebounds (16.4 per game) and 101 blocked shots (3.9 per game) in 26 games for the Panthers this season. Wolff finished her four-year varsity career with 2,116 points (19.9 per game), 1,348 rebounds (12.7 per game) and 363 blocked shots (3.4 per game). All are school records. Wolff signed with Penn State University earlier this season.

The other finalists for the Minnesota Miss Basketball Award are Kachine Alexander of Benilde-St. Margaret's, Alyssa Karel of Cretin-Durham Hall, Macie Michelson of Marshall and Angel Robinson of St. Paul Central.

Alexander, a 6-0 forward, averaged 21.5 points a game this season and will play at Iowa next season. Alexander led Benilde-St. Margaret's to the state Class AAA title last season and to the state's No. 3 ranking and a return trip to state this year.

Karel, a 5-7 guard, averaged 19.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.6 steals and 7.8 assists this season. Karel signed with Wisconsin.

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Michelson scored 2,129 points during her career as a guard and will play basketball at South Dakota State University next season.

Robinson, a 5-9 guard, averaged 16.0 points, 6.5 assists, 6.1 steals and 4.7 rebounds for the state's No. 1-ranked Class AAAA team. Robinson, who signed with Marquette, led Central to the state tournament with a 29-0 record.

The Miss Basketball of Minnesota Committee will announce the winner of the 2007 Miss Basketball Award at the 33rd annual awards banquet on Sunday, April 29 at 5 p.m. at the Minneapolis Marriott West.

"This is a huge honor for Janessa," said Park Rapids head coach John Schu-macher.

Earlier in the season, Wolff was one of 1,500 female basketball players in the country nominated for the 2007 McDonald's All American team.

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