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Emily Benzschawel photo

Junior guard Emily Benzschawel averages 14.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists for Monroe. Here, she puts up a shot over Stoughton's Emma Kissling during the second half of Monroe's 64-45 WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal victory last Thursday at Middleton.

Monroe senior Emily Benzschawel announced via Twitter that she has orally committed to Lindenwood University for women’s basketball.

The 5-foot-8 Benzschawel was a first-team all-conference selection for girls basketball in the Badger South Conference in 2017-18. She was an honorable-mention choice on the Wisconsin State Journal/WisconsinPrepZone.com All-Area team.

She has helped lead Monroe to the WIAA Division 2 state girls basketball tournament the past two years.

Her teammate, Sydney Hilliard, has orally committed to the University of Wisconsin for women’s basketball.

Lindenwood is an NCAA Division II program in Saint Charles, Missouri.

Benzshawel tweeted: “Happy to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at Lindenwood University.”

Oregon’s Ellen McCorkle is a freshman on Lindenwood’s team this season.

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Jon Masson covers high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal. He has covered a variety of sports — including the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin men's and women's basketball and volleyball — since he first came to the State Journal in 1999.