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NDHSAA Member School Alumni: Angie (Welle) Edinger, former Fargo Shanley All-State girls basketball standout

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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.




  • 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.


  • 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).


  • 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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