SENIOR NAGBE EARNS FULL RIDE TO PLAY BALL AT NOTRE DAME COLLEGE
Nagbe is joined by her mother, Somah, and coach Nicole Anderson as she signs her letter of intent to play basketball at Notre Dame College.
Senior Martha Nagbe recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Notre
Dame College in South Euclid. Nagbe, the Rangers' record holder in steals in a game (18), steals per season (175) and career steals (399), will receive a full scholarship for four years worth more than $100,000.
Nagbe accomplished all this without having played most of her senior season following a tear of her ACL in July. "Through all her adversity, for her to come back (and earn this scholarship) is truly amazing," said girls varsity basketball coach Nicole Anderson. "There's not a more deserving person."
After the injury, Nagbe spent the next six months doing intensive rehab sessions while maintaining a 3.4 GPA in school.
Over her first three seasons with the Rangers, Nagbe earned the Northeast Ohio Conference (NOC) Scholar Athlete award, NOC 1st team honors, was Plain Dealer Player of the Week and was the 7-county area leader in steals and her school record of 18 steals in a game is second in the state.
Nagbe is not the only child in her family to make headlines in sports. Her older brother, Darlington, plays soccer professionally for the Portland team in the Major Indoor Soccer League and was named Division I soccer player of the year last year for the national champion University of Akron.
When Nagbe looks back on her Ranger career, she said what she will remember the most is "having fun with the girls." And what she is looking forward to the most as she moves on to college? "Just getting to play basketball again."
Congratulations, Martha, and good luck at Notre Dame!
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