Spotlight: Lundquist signs with Daemen College basketball program

Rochelle senior Abby Lundquist will play collegiate basketball at New York's Daemen College next year. Lundquist plans to study to become a physician's assistant. (Photo by Russell Hodges)

Rochelle senior to play Division II hoops next year

Abby Lundquist finished her high school basketball career as the greatest scorer to ever play at Rochelle Township High School. But her road will not end with the Lady Hubs, as Lundquist revealed this past week that she will be playing Division II basketball at Daemen College in New York next year.

“I’m definitely looking forward to competing at the collegiate level,” Lundquist said. “I can’t wait to add more skills to my game and become a better basketball player… I’m confident with my ball handling abilities but I’m definitely looking to add more moves to my game. My 3-point shot is something I’m really going to focus on this summer. I want to quicken my release and be more consistent.”

Lundquist compiled three All-Conference First Team selections throughout her time as a four-year varsity basketball player at RTHS. The senior set both the RTHS all-time single-season scoring record (763 points) and the career scoring record (1,909 points). Lundquist averaged 24.6 points per game her senior season, adding 4.5 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game.

“I’m extremely excited that Abby not only found a great place to play, but also the right college for her degree,” Rochelle head coach Tony Rowan said. “I’m proud of her for going through the recruiting process and trusting that the right school would find her.”

Lundquist started her senior season strong, scoring a career-high 42 points while surpassing the 1,500-point mark on her career during Rochelle’s victory over Genoa-Kingston in December. Lundquist exceeded both scoring records that were previously set by RTHS Hall of Famer Olivia Heitter, who was a close friend of the Lundquist family. Lundquist wore Heitter’s No. 22 uniform over her final games with the Lady Hubs this year.

“Playing basketball at RTHS has helped me in many ways but I think the one thing that stands out is that it taught me to continue working hard,” Lundquist said. “I’ve been through injuries, struggles and losses, but even through those hard times, I didn’t lost sight of my hopes and dreams. Coach Rowan and my teammates never gave up on me and they continued to push me to become a better player.”

Lundquist said she plans to learn physician assistant studies at Daemen College to earn her undergraduate degree before going to graduate school to earn her master’s degree and ultimately become a physician’s assistant.


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