Providence Academy senior Anna Counts signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball for Minot State University. Counts had an impressive final season at Providence: she served as team captain, scored an average of 18.5 points per game, which set a school record of 480 points for the season; ranked in the top 25 in the state for scoring; and had 12.5 rebounds and three blocks per game, which put her in the top five in the state in both categories. She was named Providence’s Defensive Player of the Year, Independent Metro Athletic Conference’s (IMAC) Player of the Month for January, and IMAC Player of the Year for 2017-2018.

“I’m really thankful for this opportunity to be able to continue doing something that I love and make my parents proud. Everything that Providence has done for me has set me on a great path and I’m really looking forward to my future at Minot State,” said Counts.

Headmaster Dr. Todd R. Flanders and Athletic Director Rick Johns commended Counts as a student athlete and the skills she’ll bring to Minot State. “Anna is an optimistic, focused, and motivated athlete. She will be a great asset to Minot State thanks to her leadership, self-discipline, and ability to inspire those around her,” said Johns.

“This opportunity is well deserved for a young woman whose life and work will be a blessing for many,” said Flanders.

In addition to playing basketball at Minot State, Counts is exploring business, entrepreneurship, and management with the hopes of one day owning her own business.

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