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Bornsheuer signs with Carl Sandburg

Nicole Bornsheuer said everything just seemed right when she made her college visit to Carl Sandburg Junior College in Galesburg. So much so, she’s decided to make it her new home the next two years.

The Bureau Valley senior signed Wednesday to continue her basketball career with CSC and coach Mike Bailey.

“The college visit I took there was really great, everyone was so nice and friendly. The campus was beautiful. Plus, coach Bailey is a really good guy,” Bornsheuer said. “I believe that coach Bailey will help me improve immensely in basketball. I’m sure I will meet a lot of great people there, too.”

Bornsheuer is not the only the first player for coach Tiffany Gonigam to go to play collegiately, she is the first since Gonigam (2004) herself, who played one year at Monmouth College. The 6-0 center averaged 7.2 points and 8.3 rebounds a game as a Third Team All-BCR Pick.

“I am very excited for Nicole,” Gonigam said. “She deserves the opportunity to continue playing basketball at the college level. She works incredibly hard and has been instrumental in the building of our basketball program at BV. Many times this has caused her talents to be overlooked because of our team success. She has a lot of potential, and I know she will continue to improve as she begins her college career.”

Bornsheuer plan to major in Elementary Education. She also considered IVCC and Black Hawk East. 

Carl Sanburg finished the 2013-14 with a 13-14 record. The Chargers split two Arrowhead Conference games with IVCC, dropping both to Sauk. Princeton graduate Tesha Woolley was a sophomore for CSC this year.

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