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Berg signs with Grand View hoops

Published: Friday, March 1, 2013 11:36 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, March 1, 2013 12:06 p.m. CST
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CMB senior Shelby Berg signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Grand View University in late February. Pictured with Berg are parents Andrea and Eric, as well as (back row, left) Grand View coach Garey Smith and CMB coach Eric Padget.

It’s turning out to be a pretty good end to the winter sports season for Collins-Maxwell-Baxter senior Shelby Berg.

On top of receiving honorable mention on the Heart of Iowa all-conference team, Berg added a letter of intent to play basketball for Grand View University in Des Moines to her list of accomplishments.

“Shelby is a great player and an even better person. I can’t wait to see how successful she is going to be at Grand View,” CMB coach Eric Padget said. “I know she will impossible to replace at CMB.”

Berg has been a fixture in Raider athletics over the past few years, playing volleyball, basketball and soccer. Her biggest impact was obviously made on the hardwood, where she was a four-year starter and helped the Raiders reach the regional semifinals before falling to eventual champion Mid-Prairie of Wellman.

Versatile on both ends of the floor, Berg led the Heart of Iowa Conference in steals this past season with a total of 84. She also averaged 10.6 points per game and pulled down an average of 6.8 rebounds.

Grand View’s women’s basketball team has been seeing plenty of success lately, as the Vikings have won back-to-back Midwest Collegiate Conference tournament titles. In the process, they qualified for this year’s NAIA Division II Women’s National Championship Tournament, which will be held in Sioux City on March 6.

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