LAMONI, Iowa —  Graceland University women's basketball recently announced the signing of Marina Fessler of Stuart.

"Marina is an excellent ball handler and competitor," said Head Graceland University Coach Frank Howell. "She has also had a lot of success at Stuart as a multi-sport athlete, and our program is big on kids that have competed successfully in a variety of sports. She has been a great role model, citizen and leader at Stuart, and we are looking forward to her bringing those qualities with her to Graceland."

Fessler, a 5'7" point guard, will arrive at Graceland in the fall. She is a 2019 graduate of Stuart High School. She participated in basketball and track and field. Fessler is also a decorated athlete named four year basketball letter winner and three year track and field letter winner. In her junior year she was Niobrara Valley Conference Basketball All-Conference Honorable Mention. In her senior year she earned Niobrara Valley Conference Basketball All-Conference Second Team, Omaha World-Herald Basketball All-State Honorable Mention and Northeast Nebraska All-Star Basketball Participant.

Beyond basketball and track, Fessler was involved in student council, choir, guitars and one acts at her high school.

Fessler is the daughter of Doreen and Kenneth Fessler. She intends to find her passion and her major while attending Graceland University.  

The Graceland University Athletic Department and the women's basketball program are excited to have Fessler join the Yellowjackets for next year and are looking forward to watching her rise through the college rankings in her collegiate career.

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