Megan F. signs with CCC, looks to further basketball career


Kasey S.

Announcing her decision to further her basketball career, senior Megan F. signs her letter of intent with Central Community College on April 8. Megan plans to attend Wayne State College after CCC, majoring in music education.

Jonah S.

After a strong high school career, senior Megan F. signed a letter of intent on April 8 to play basketball next year for Central Community College in Columbus.

Many factors influenced Megan’s decision to sign with CCC.

“I decided to sign with CCC because it was close to home so I would see my family more often,” Megan said. “The coach also made me feel like I was part of [the CCC] family from the start.”

Megan said being able to study what she wants, going to school with a half-tuition scholarship, and getting to play the sport she loves were a few additional advantages to signing with CCC. She was also excited that her coach, Mike Kroupka, sought her out instead of her having to seek him out.

In her last season as a Scout, Megan’s best performance was against Wilber-Clatonia in the first round of the Southern Nebraska Conference Tournament. Megan had 29 points, 16 rebounds, and was 9 for 9 at the free throw line. She was consistent throughout the whole season averaging 15.1 points per game, along with 8.3 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and 1.2 assists. Megan also broke two school records:  most field goals made in a season with 104 and most free throws made in a season with 151 (making 71 percent of her free throws).

“Megan will really thrive at CCC, and I think that she will fit in perfectly because they compete really hard,” Wall said. “She will bring so much energy to that program. More importantly, Megan will be a great fit because she is such a tremendous leader and teammate.”

Megan was First Team All-Southern Nebraska Conference, First Team All-Columbus Area, and Honorable Mention All-State by both the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star.

Although there will be a few changes between high school and college-level basketball, Megan said she is mainly excited to get back on the court.

“I am looking forward to getting to play at a higher level of basketball,” Megan said. “I am also excited for the shot clock; I like games that are at a faster pace.”

Megan will major in music education and plans to attend Wayne State College after her two years at CCC.

“Megan deserves to be a college basketball player; she doesn’t take a second off when she is on the basketball court. She tries to win every single drill, every single day in practice,” Wall said. “Megan will leave a legacy behind her when she is done at Platte, just like she has at David City High School.”