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Ortmeier Signs with Tigers

Ortmeier Signs with Tigers

Doane College Head Basketball Coach Tracee Fairbanks announced the addition of Kristine Ortmeier to her 2008 recruit class.  Ortmeier, a native of West Point, Neb., was a member of the state tournament qualifying Central Catholic High School team.

Ortmeier averaged 15.3 points and 7.0 rebounds this season for the Bluejays.  She also added 4.0 assists and 2.6 steals per game while shooting 59.9 percent from the field and 78 percent from the free throw line.  In their victory over Boone Central this season, Ortmeier had a career-high 11 assists.  Central Catholic took third place at the state tournament.

During her four years, Ortmeier and the Bluejays went 92-12 and qualified for four state tournaments.  WPCC brought home one championship, one runner-up and a third place finish.  She was a member of the WPCC squads that won 111 consecutive games, a Nebraska state record.  Ortmeier's high school playing days end with an average of 10.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.  She posted a career-high 24 points versus Homer High School at the 2007 state tournament and is a member of the 1,000 point club, ending with 1,130 points.

Ortmeier has received many honors during her playing days for the Bluejays.  She was recently named the Honorary Captain for the Fremont Tribune All-Area team for the second consecutive year. She was also named First Team All-State this year by the Omaha World Herald, Second Team All-State by Huskerland Prep and the Lincoln Journal Star and First Team Norfolk Daily News Elite 8.  In 2007, Ortmeier was named First Team All-State by Huskerland Prep and the Omaha World Herald while gathering Second Team honors and State Tournament All-Tournament Team from the Lincoln Journal Star.

Kristine is the daughter of Warren & Joyce Ortmeier of West Point.

Doane College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC). Doane is a four-year liberal arts college located in Crete, Nebraska, and offers 39 areas of study along with seven pre-professional programs.