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This week's NDHSAA Alumni Spotlight shines on Angie Welle, a 1998 graduate of Fargo Shanley High School. Below is a list of accomplishments in Welle’s prep and collegiate athletic career.
ANGIE (WELLE) EDINGER - PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL STANDOUT
GRADUATION YEAR: 1998, FARGO SHANLEY HIGH SCHOOL
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL CAREER
Finished prep basketball career with 2,013 points, 1,244 rebounds and 316 blocks.
Averaged 25.5 points and 15.6 rebounds per game her senior season at Fargo Shanley HS.
Named North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters (NDAPSSA) Miss. Basketball in 1997.
Named North Dakota High School Coaches Association Class A Senior Athlete of the Year in 1997.
NDAPSSA First Team All-State girls basketball team selection in 1997, 1996 and 1995 (senior, junior and sophomore seasons).
NDAPSSA Second Team All-State girls basketball team selection in 1994 (freshman season).
Four-time All-Eastern Dakota Conference selection (1997, 1996, 1995, 1994).
Holds school record for points scored in a single-game (45 points) recorded during her senior season (1997).
Averaged a double-double her sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
Started every game of her four-year varsity girls basketball career.
Helped the Fargo Shanley girls basketball team to NDHSAA Class A state tournament appearances in 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997.
Member of Eastern Dakota Conference & NDHSAA Class A girls basketball state championship teams at Fargo Shanley in 1996 and 1997.
Three-time NDHSAA Class A Girls Basketball All-Tournament Team selection and was named the Tournament MVP three times.
Committed to play women’s basketball at Iowa State after her senior girls basketball season in the fall of 1997.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS OF PREP ATHLETIC CAREER
Also played volleyball and tennis at Fargo Shanley.
Recorded 1,000-plus kills in her prep volleyball career.
Four-time All-Eastern Dakota Conference volleyball team selection (1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998).
NDHSCA East Region Volleyball Senior Athlete of the Year in 1998.
Three-time NDHSCA All-State Volleyball Team selection.
Three-sport letter winner at Fargo Shanley High School (Basketball, Volleyball & Tennis).
COLLEGIATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CAREER
Played four seasons at Iowa State of the Big 12 Conference.
Holds Iowa State all-time career school records in points scored (2,149), rebounds (1,209), free throws made (557) and field goal percentage (.641).
Averaged 20.5 points per game and 11.3 rebounds per game her senior season.
Earned All-American honors from nine publications during her collegiate women’s basketball career.
Helped the Cyclones to four appearances in the NCAA Division I National Tournament (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002) including advancing to the Elite 8 in 1999 and Sweet 16 in 2000 and 2001.
Helped the Cyclones to Big 12 Tournament Championships in 2000 and 2001.
Scored a total of 178 points and collected 107 rebounds in 12 career Big 12 Tournament games played.
Named to Big 12 All-Tournament in 2000, 2001 and 2002.
Named Big 12 Tournament MVP in 2001.
Was named Big 12 Player of the Week four times in her collegiate women’s basketball career.
Women’s Basketball News Service Big 12 Player of the Year (2001)
Women’s Basketball News Service, All-Freshman second team (1999)
Drafted 31st overall in the 2002 WNBA Draft by the Cleveland Rockers.
Graduated from Iowa State in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education.
Big 12 All-Academic Team (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002).
Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Every semester in college)
Inducted ino Fargo Shanley’s Hall of Fame in 2020.
Inducted into Iowa State’s Iowa State’s Cyclone Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017.
Welle’s “No. 32” jersey was retired by Iowa State in 2010. Welle was the fourth player in Iowa State women’s basketball program history to have her jersey retired by the school.
Currently lives in Bismarck, ND where she is an assistant principal at Wachter Middle School.
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