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MARQUETTE, Mich. - Northern Michigan University head women’s basketball coach Troy Mattson announces three student-athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend NMU and play basketball for the Wildcats beginning with the 2010-11 school year.
Signing on to play for NMU were Katie Becker from Romeo, Mich. (Romeo High School), Brooke Coenen from Green Bay, Wis. (Pulaski High School) and Annie Rubendunst from Carmel, Ind. (Carmel High School). “All three recruits are outstanding students with a 3.7 GPA and above,” said Mattson. 
Becker (5-10, G) averaged eight points and four rebounds per game last year as a junior. She led her team to a conference and district championship during the 2008-09 season, and a spot in the regional finals. Romeo High School was named the Macomb County Team of the Year with a 22-3 record.
“Katie is extremely athletic and tough. She is the type of person we continue to look to get into our program,” said Mattson. “Katie is a player who makes plays happen.”
Coenen (6-1, F) averaged eight points and five rebounds a game as a junior. She helped lead her team to a 19-3 record last year. 
“Brooke will add size and athleticism to our program,” said Mattson. “She has a very good understanding how to play in the post and can step out to the three-point line and shoot.”
Rubendunst (6-0, G/F) averaged almost six points and over four rebounds a game last year. Her high school team is one of the elite programs in the state of Indiana as they are currently ranked second. Rubendunst’s team finished the 2008-09 season with a record of 19-5. 
“Annie can play multiple positions,” said Mattson. “She is long, athletic and has a good understanding of how to play. Annie is a threat to score inside and outside.”
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