Gracie Haneborg College Signing Day
The North Platte athlete is heading to UC Colorado Springs to play basketball and soccer
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - One of the area’s top athletes, Gracie Haneborg, made her college decision official earlier this afternoon. Gracie excelled on the soccer field and the basketball court during her time at North Platte High School. Now, she will get to continue playing both sports at UC Colorado Springs.
“I’m really excited and kind of nervous. It’s a whole different level than high school, but I think I’m ready. I’ve been talking to the coaches, I’ve been talking to the girls at the school, and I’m really excited to play with them,” said Haneborg.
Gracie certainly left her mark on North Platte athletics during her time with the Bulldogs. She holds seventeen school basketball records, getting it done on both ends of the floor, inking her name atop the career points scored and career steals list. All the while, embracing a competitive spirit that wasn’t lost on her coaches.
“I think it’s pretty hard actually to get people to understand how important she’s been, not just to us basketball wise, but to every program she’s been a part of. It’s pretty incredible what she’s been able to do through her four years,” said Head Basketball Coach Tyson Hammond.
Anyone who knows Gracie, understands what the North Platte community has meant to her over the years. Even with her high school career behind her, Haneborg will carry the lessons learned as a Bulldog with her at the next level.
“I always wanted to be a Bulldog and I’ve always dreamed of this moment. Walking into this gym makes me feel good about what I did here and leaving a mark on the younger girls. I want the best for all of our student athletes and honestly, I hope me leaving going to play two sports gives other people opportunities, that they don’t have to choose [just] one,” added Gracie.
An important part of Gracie’s story is the impact that her family has had on her, and vice versa. Gracie’s mother, Bridget, helps coach the NPHS girl’s basketball team and has worked with Gracie since she was five years old. Haneborg also had several relatives, including Briley, by her side in Omaha at the State Soccer competition this season. Perhaps most important, is Gracie’s younger sister, who she has tried to be a role model for.
“I love my family and my little sister really looks up to me. I hope that she grows up and becomes the new me, and breaks all my records,” concluded Haneborg.
Below is a full list of Gracie’s school records categorized by sport:
Most points in a game - 33
Most points in a career - 1,511
FG Made in a career - 547
FT Made in a season - 104
FT Made in a career - 331
Assists in a Season- 107
Assists in a Career - 327
Steals in a Game - 13
Steals in a Season - 118
Steals in a Career - 430
Points Per Game in a Season - 18.6
FT Percentage in a Season - 74.8%
Assists per Game in a Season - 4.6
Steals per Game in a Season - 5.6
Deflections in One Game - 15
Deflections per Game in a Season - 3.7
Minutes Played per Game - 30
Goals in a Career - 75
Assists in a Career - 46
Most Goals in a Season - 33
Most Goals in a Game - 6
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