Women’s Basketball – Thu, Mar. 5, 2015 at 11:20 AM
Wellman, Iowa Riley Schmieder has commited to play basketball next year for the Bethel Threshers.
Riley is a 5’9″ Guard/Forward from Iowa Mennonite Highs School in Wellman, Iowa. She was a four sport athlete who competed in Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country and Track. Schmieder earned many accolades in all of these sports including Being Academic All-Conference/All-State and being a state qualifier and Most Valuable Runner in Cross Country, Most Valuable Runner, Coaches award, her sophomore and Junior Year, and qualifing for state and Academic All-Conference her Junior year.
In Volleyball, she earned Best Offensive Player, Academic All-Conference and Academic All-State recognition. She was an Honorable Mention All-Conference player her Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior year as well as Academic All-Conferece her Junior year in Basketball.
Riley said that she, “Chose to attend Bethel College next year because of how easy it was to connect with the faculty and students during her visit. I was impressed with the high level of academics, coaching style, and team dynamics I experiened. I’m excited to take both my academics and game to the next level as a Thresher!”
Coach Fox said, “We’re excited to have Riley commit to Bethel. Our stafff was impressed with her competitive side when she played with us during her visit, and we feel like she’s just scratching the surface of her abilities. Our team, as well, really took to her and she should be a great fit with our family and with Bethel College. We look forward to working with her, and watching her grow as an athlete, a student, and as a person over the next four years.”