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Masters to Briar Cliff for hoops

Monday, May 28, 2012

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STORM LAKE - Slone Masters, of Albert City, Iowa, has decided to transfer to Briar Cliff University after two years at Wayne State College. Masters will return to the hardwood for the Briar Cliff basketball team after two years of softball at Wayne State.

"We are very excited to have Slone join our team," said Briar Cliff head coach Mike Power. "She will have an immediate impact on our program."

Masters racked up 15 varsity letters for the Tornadoes of Storm Lake High School; earning five in softball, four each in basketball and track, and two in volleyball. As a freshman, her 4x200m relay team finished third at state and she was named to the all-conference softball team. As a sophomore, Masters, was named all-conference and all-district in four track and field events, won a state title in the shuttle hurdle relay and garnered all-conference, all-district and third team all-state honors in softball. During her junior year, Masters was a second team 3A All-State Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) basketball selection, a third team Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA) All-State choice as well as both an all-district and all-conference performer on the hardwood. With numerous first place finishes to her credit, Masters again earned all-district and all-conference track honors in four events. She was the first Tornado to capture four gold medals at the conference meet. She also won the Class B 100m hurdle title at the Sioux City Relays and finished second in the Elite 100m hurdles. At the state meet, she finished third in the shuttle hurdle relay, fifth in both the long jump and the 4x100m relay and eighth in the 100m hurdles.

Her softball accolades continued to grow as well, as the catcher was named to the all-conference, all-district and first team all-state rosters.

As senior, the 5-9 point guard was selected to the Elite Team at the IGCA Senior Game after averaging 15.8 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 3.3 spg and 2.8 apg. She earned second team INA All-State and IGCA All-State and also collected all-region, all-district and all-conference laurels. During her senior year, she set a single-season three-point record with 43 three-pointers. She finished her career as the Tornadoes' all-time scoring and rebounding leader with 1,183 points and 704 rebounds. In track, she was again dubbed all-conference and all-district in four events.

Aside from her stellar athletic achievements, Masters was a four-year member of Storm Lake's Honor Roll and was also a member of the National Honor Society. She was also involved in DECA and yearbook, outside of the classroom and athletic arena. The daughter of Mike, a University of Dubuque Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee, and Kim Masters, a graduate of Buena Vista, aims to major in sports management at Briar Cliff University.



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