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Alivia Bates will take her basketball skills to Muskingum University.
The Minerva standout was joined on signing day by her mom, Beth Bates; and (standing, left to right) Coach Mike Waller, Head Coach Heather Frigyes, and her dad, Larry Bates.
Bates will major in nursing.
"I chose Muskingum because the college was exactly what I was looking for and it was where I pictured myself out of the other colleges I visited," commented Bates. "The coaches were very nice and the team was welcoming. They expect me to play at the three guard.
"I'd like to thank my coaches and family for being such a great support system and for everything they have done to help me along the way."
This past season, three-year letter winner was selected to the Northeastern Buckeye Conference and East District honorable-mention teams. She received the Coaches Association Scholarship Gold Certificate for maintaining a 3.2 or higher grade point average for seven straight semesters.