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Thursday, January 24, 2013 Tri-Cotmty News * Central Minn. "-- nr i"'l'' Cancer won't block former EV-W star Hannah Linz By Pat Garry, Staff writer A couple of years ago and just 24 hours after she had been on a basketball court; wondering if she had bronchitis or the flu, Hannah Linz started chemotherapy. For- mer Eagles basketball star Hannah Linz was originally diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma on April 8, 2010, following her freshman year at North Dakota state University, and she will soon begin treatment for the recurrence of the malady. As cancer goes, Hodgkin's lym- phoma is the kind you want if you're going to get the disease. According to the Mayo Clinic's website, the survival rate is fre- quently cited at close to 90 per- cent, and it is described as "highly treatable." However, none of that changes the reality that any- thing that involves the term "sur- vival rate" is far from an every- day human experience, especially for someone like Linz, still seven months shy of her 20th birthday at the time she was diagnosed. Six months of chemotherapy can test a person in ways beyond just los- ing hair. Hannah had the fortu- nate combination of a form of can- cer that could be beat, and an atti- tude that she would do just that. "Reflecting back to the days of recruiting Hannah, I always knew there was something special about her. Sure her 3,000 career points and her incredible ability to see the floor grabbed my atten- tion, but it was her demeanor that set Hannah apart from everyone," said North Dakota State Univer- sity women's basketball coach Carolyn DeHoff. Hannah's strong will to compete will not let her lose hope. In her first battle with can- cer she never let her guard down. She knew she was going to beat it and she did. Hannah is laid back and leaves drama at the door. In fact, Hannah is the team jokester- always quick with a sarcastic com- ment and keeping all on their toes - especiallywhen it comes to using correct English and grammar. "She likes to harass me a bit about my use of the words; fill, steal and nail. She says I say, 'feel, still and neal' (must be my background oozing out)", said coach DeHoff. Another of her 'devil made me do it' deeds was locking teammate Dani DeGange in the charter bus bathroom. Even while losing her hair, Hannah remained optimis- tic, 'rocking' every growing phase: The Buzz; The Hair Clips; The Headbands; The Wavy Look; and The Long Flowing Locks. Hannah has also earned the "Team Baker" Hannah Linz, former EV-W basketball star, is #2 all-time at NDSU, with 156 3-pointers made. Linz is a 3-time selection to the Summit League All-Academic Team, and plans to complete her education at NDSU and graduate with a degree in nursing. Photo courtesy NDSU Media. moniker, for her famous Chocolate Chip Cookies. She is affectionately known as, "No-look Hannah" because of her ability to see the floor and throw no-look passes. "Over the last few seasons Hannah has been a key component to our team on the court. And what she offers to this program offthe court is even more valuable," said coach DeHoff. Hannah learned the game in large part from her brother, Luke Linz, who finished his Concordia College career as one of the all-time leading scorers and rebounders for the school. It was her older brother whom she followed to Minnesota Timberwolves basketball camps as a kid, learning the game- no matter that she was sometimes the only girl playing amongst the boys. By the time Hannah reached high school, her skills surfaced. She started for five seasons at Eden Valley-Watkins High School, including her eighth- grade year, and finished her prep career third all-time in scoring in Minnesota gifts high school basket- ball. But instead of immediate, con- tinued success at NDSU, Linz found only frustration as a fresh- man. Without trying, she had started to lose weight the sum- mer before college began, grad- ually but steadily enough that by the end of the first season, she had shed 25 pounds from a frame that hadn't topped 160 pounds to begin with (Hays). She is No. 2 all-time at NDSU, with 156 three-pointers made. Linz is a 3-time selection to the Summit League All-Academic Team, and plans to complete her News of our students education at NDSU and graduate with a degree in nursing (NDSU). Perhaps the only thing phys- ically separating Linz from the best of the big conferences might be half a step of foot speed. But competitiveness and determina- tion can take a player like Han- nah Linz, a long way all the way from the shadows of an older brother's long arms to the top of the Division I shooting charts and all the way back from cancer. Donations can be made directly to the Hannah Linz Fund, c/o Gate City Bank, 500 2nd Ave. N Fargo, N.D. 58102, or in person at any Gate City Bank location. For more information contact Lynn Dorn, NDSU director of women's ath- letics, at (701) 231-7807, or e-mail Area students on deans' lists Southwest Minnesota State University (Marshall, Minn.) students with a 3.8-4.0 (A) average are listed with "High Honors" while those with a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.79 gained "Hon- ors" recognition. Eden Prairie - Oona Jerkins, High Honors Kimball Suzanne Robben, High Honors Watkins - Kyle Gebhardt, High Honors Eden Prairie - Kelsey Jennen, Britta Monger, Honors Holdingford - Alexander Huls, Honors Watson - Tramel Barnes, Hon- ors Pepperdine University student Chelsey Maus, a native of Kimball, daughter of Ed and Sue Maus, has been named to the dean's list. students must be in the upper 10 percent of their class and maintain a 3.5 or better grade point average. Seaver College, located in Malibu, Calif is the undergraduate school for Pepper- dine University, a Christian insti- tution. UW-Madison, Wis. South Haven: Matthew Laney, College of Engineering, dean's honor list. University of Minnesota Morris Watkins: Scott Babbitt, and Molly Hesse Civil Air Patrol decorates Kimball cadet with the Wright Brothers Award: Weston Hine has successfully completed Phase I of the CAP cadet program. It marks the transition of a cadet to the non-commissioned officer status and accompanies promotion to the grade of Cadet Staff Sergeant. The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a Congressionally chartered, feder- ally supported non-profit corpo- ration that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force. CAP has three congressionally mandated mis- sions: emergency services, aero- space education and cadet pro- grams. To learn more about CAP and how you can volunteer, visit UMD Fall dean's list Eden Valley, Alyssa R. Schultz, Education & Human Service Pro, JR, Psychology B A Sc; Alexandra Theis, UMD-Sci & Eng. Swenson Cull of, FR, Cell and Molecular Biology B S. Kimball, Kelsey Vigoren, Labo- vitz School of Bus & Econ, SR, Health Care Management B B A. South Haven, Shantel L. Tsch- ida, College of Liberal Arts, SR, Criminology B A. Watkins, Travis D. Eisenbacher, UMD-Sci & Eng. Swenson Coil of, FR, Cell and Molecular Biology B S. Jaron Faber, UMD-Sci & Eng. Swenson Cull of, JR, Biology B S. Page 7 ? HHRHRrlII'Irl NEW LISTING 538 Stearns Ave. W Eden Valley 4-level walk-out on .96 acre. 3 upper BR, 2 BA, kit/DR combo, office, huge lower-level family room has knotty pine trim. Patio, court for outdoor activities, DA heated & insulated . garage,and city services. Priced to sell. $145,900 CallArt or .Performance. Dr&en Carol Lahr (320) 333-8862 Boys Varsity vs. Howard Lake ElementarY studentS: admission paid adult City of New Town seeking Water Plant Operator. Mandatory Water/Sewer Operator License. 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