Where are they now: Local athletes playing college basketball
By Paul Lecker
A number of former local high school athletes have moved on to the next level and are playing collegiate sports across the country. Periodically, Hub City Times will publish a college sports roundup, updating readers of some of those athletes’ exploits.
This week take a look at what three recent area high school grads are doing on the basketball court at colleges around the Midwest.
Baierl playing hoops in Ohio
Abby Baierl, a 2016 graduate of Marshfield Columbus Catholic High School, is a freshman on the Franciscan University women’s basketball team in Steubenville, Ohio.
Baierl has started seven of the Barrons’ nine games this season and averages 8.6 points per contest, which is second on the team.
Baierl is shooting a team-best 38.9 percent from 3-point range (14 of 36) and 91.7 percent from the free throw line (11 of 12).
Franciscan is a NCAA Division III school that competes in the Allegeny Mountain Collegiate Conference. The Barrons are 1-8 overall and 1-3 in the conference so far this season.
Scheuer kicks off career at Bemidji State
2016 Marshfield High School graduate McKayla Scheuer is a freshman on the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team in Bemidji, Minnesota.
Scheuer has played in four of the Beavers’ eight games so far this season, scoring four points in 12 total minutes.
Scheuer, a 5-foot-8 guard, had two points in games against Mayville State on Nov. 12 and Northland College on Nov. 18.
Bemidji State, an NCAA Division II school, was 3-5 overall and 0-4 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference heading into its game at Minnesota-Crookston on Thursday. Scheuer’s former Marshfield teammate Caitlin Michaelis plays for Crookston.
Fravert debuts at UW-Oshkosh
Adam Fravert, who graduated in 2016 from Marshfield High School, is playing on the men’s basketball team at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Fravert has played in the Titans’ last three games after sitting out their opening five contests.
Fravert, a first-team all-Wisconsin Valley Conference selection a year ago for Marshfield, has not scored in four combined minutes thus far for Oshkosh.
Oshkosh is 5-3 heading into a nonconference game at home against St. Norbert College on Dec. 20 and is riding a three-game winning streak.