Curtis signs with Northwest Missouri State University
Having recently finished a stellar two-year career playing basketball
at Cowley College, Lady Tiger point guard Gabbie Curtis signed a letter
of intent to play basketball at NCAA Division II Northwest Missouri
State University on Wednesday.
After being named an Honorable Mention all-conference selection as a
freshman, Curtis was named a second-team all-Jayhawk Conference Eastern
Division performer as a sophomore as she helped Cowley win 12 of its
final 13 games and finish with a record of 24-8.
Curtis averaged 12.5 points and 4.7 rebounds as a freshman, and 12.6
points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.8 assists as a sophomore. She finishes her
Cowley career as the school’s 10th all-time leading scorer with
During her two years at Cowley, she helped the Lady Tigers win 45 games
and go 28-8 in the Jayhawk East.
“It has been invaluable the things she has done for us,” Cowley
head coach Todd Clark said. “I thought we had two great years with her.”
Curtis, a physical education major, is looking forward to playing for
the Lady Bearcats.
“I plan on being a big part of the program and the team,” Curtis
Curtis played the off guard position in high school but had to learn
to run the point guard position once she came to Cowley. The move to
point guard was a successful one as she will continue running the point
at the next level.
“We are excited for Gabbie and think it is a great opportunity for her,” Clark
said. “It is a great league for her to do well in. I think it’s
a good fit for her and the coaching staff.”
Northwest Missouri State is located in Maryville, Mo. The Lady Bearcats
are part of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Conference.
Despite looking forward to playing for her new school, Curtis will be
sad to leave Cowley.
“I made a lot of friends here, especially my teammates, it will be hard
to leave them,” Curtis said. “I also learned a lot from the coaches
and give them a lot of credit. I want to thank the community, the fans, my
coaches and teammates, and my family for supporting me.”
Curtis would like to continue playing basketball after college. However,
if her playing days are done following her time at NMSU, she hopes to
become a basketball coach and help teach young kids the fundamentals
of the game.