Prenger Officially Becomes A Musketeer

Minster’s Courtney Prenger (front row, center) signed her national letter of intent to continue her athletic and academic career at Xavier University on Tuesday at Minster High School. Prenger was accompanied with her mother (left) Christa and father, Dennis, brother Kyle Prenger and Minster girls basketball coach Mike Wiss.
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She verbally committed a coupled of years ago, but Courtney Prenger patiently waited for Xavier University to offer her a scholarship and that wait has paid off.

She has enjoyed a successful high school career with three regional tournament appearances, a 2018 state championship and numerous conference, district and Ohio accolades before Xavier made it official. On Tuesday, she made it official that she will indeed be a Musketeer.

"I made my commit over a year ago, but over time, it was one of those things where you have not signed anything yet so you can't say that you are a Musky, but I am proud to say that I have finally signed and I am official a Musky," the 6-foot-2 post player said.

Her play has led her to a number of rewards, such as First-Team All-Midwest Athletic Conference honors in each of her three years, All-Northwest Ohio District 8 honors in her first three years and an All-Ohio selection last season as a junior where she was Minster's third leading scorer, averaging 12 points per game and grabbing 6.6 rebounds per game.

Xavier plays in the Big East Conference and is coached by six-year head coach Brian Neal. The Musketeer finished 10-20 overall and 3-15 in the Big East last season, but have began the 2018-19 season with a  3-1 mark.

Prenger said she will major in early childhood education.