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Tea Area’s Katie Vasecka signs letter of intent at SDSU

The South Dakota State women’s basketball team announced the addition of five South Dakota natives to the 2024-25 roster last Wednesday as part of National Signing Day. 

 Mahli Abdouch, Jaidyn Dunn, Emilee Fox, Claire Sheppard and Katie Vasecka each signed letters of intent and will enroll at SDSU next fall.

Katie Vasecka enters her final season at Tea Area High School in Tea. She is considered the No. 59 recruit in the 2024 class according to the espnW recruiting rankings. 

Vasecka is a three-time all-conference and all-state honoree for the Titans.

As a junior for Tea Area, Vasecka averaged 19.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.6 blocks per game. She helped the Titans to the SoDak 16 in Class A and earned first-team all-state and all-conference accolades. 

Vasecka recorded 19.1 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 blocks per contest in her sophomore season and was a first-team all-state and all-conference selection.

In her freshman season, Vasecka put up 19.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.7 blocks. She was named to the all-conference first team and was a second-team all-state pick.

Vasecka played her eighth grade season at New Prague High School in Minnesota, where she was honorable mention all-conference with 7.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.

Vasecka holds a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the excellence honor roll. She is the daughter of Stacey and Chris and plans to major in exercise science.

Vasecka is pictured above with members of the Titan girls’ basketball team. 


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