Nine months a year since fifth grade. That is how much time Mike Delorit said his daughter Baleigh has spent practicing and playing basketball. That commitment has helped the Algoma basketball team to continued success and now has resulted in Delorit receiving a full-ride athletic scholarship to attend Northern Michigan University. In front of family, friends and her teammates, Delorit officially signed her letter of intent to play for the NCAA Division 2 Wildcats Tuesday evening. Delorit was a member of the Algoma teams that reached state during her freshman and sophomore years, winning a Division 4 State Championship in 2013. The 5’9 guard has averaged 15.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game. She was named the Packerland Conference Player of the Year and honorable mention All-State last season.
Northern Michigan University is located in Marquette, Michigan and competes in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference. Last season, the Wildcats posted a record of 17-10. There are seven players from Wisconsin on Northern Michigan’s roster this season.
WDOR’s Nick Olson interviews Baleigh Delorit
WDOR’s Nick Olson interviews Algoma Head Coach Mark Zastrow