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College women's basketball: Bulldogs ink high school trio

Minnesota Duluth announced Tuesday the signing of Brooke Olson, Lauren Zumbrota and Maesyn Thiesen to national letters of intent.

Olson, of Rice Lake, Wis., led the Big Rivers Conference in both scoring (17 points per game) and rebounding (12.7 rebounds per game) as a junior. The 6-foot-2 forward is a two-time all-conference selection and three-year starter. Both her parents played college basketball, with her mother playing at Michigan Tech and her father playing at Wisconsin-Oshkosh, while her grandfather graduated from UMD.

Miller, of Zumbrota, Minn., is a four-year starter for Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School. The 6-2 forward was sidetracked by an injury her junior year, but the three-year captain is back to lead the Cougars. She set single-season and career shot blocking program marks as a sophomore.

Thiesen, of Sauk Centre, Minn., is heading into her fifth season as a point guard and has led the Mainstreeters to the state tournament each of the last three years, being named to the all-tournament team each season while helping the squad finish second as a freshman and junior. She has paced the Mainstreeters in scoring three times and steals and assists four times.

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