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Eric Peterson, Published April 25 2012

Former South standout transfers to MSUM women's basketball

MOORHEAD – Minnesota State Moorhead is adding a Fargo flavor to its women’s basketball roster.

Former Fargo South standout Meghan Roehrich will play for the Dragons next season, transferring from the University of North Dakota.

“Things just really didn’t work out at UND and I wanted to be closer to home,” said Roehrich, who will be eligible immediately because she is going from a Division I to a Division II program.

The Dragons haven’t had a Fargo player on their roster since Jessica Trautwein, whose final season was 2006-07. Trautwein also went to South.

“That name recognition is a big deal to us,” said Dragons head coach Karla Nelson. “It’s nice to have, that’s for sure.”

Roehrich, who was a Miss Basketball finalist in her senior year at South, redshirted this past season at UND, and will have four years of eligibility remaining. Roehrich said she is finishing up this semester at UND and plans to join the Dragons for summer workouts.

“I’m really excited,” said Roehrich. “I’m just looking forward to next year.”

The addition of Roehrich brings this MSUM recruiting class to nine players. Nelson said the team will return six players from last season.

“I was going to be done at eight, but I couldn’t turn down Roehrich,” Nelson said. “I think the important part is all nine are pretty good players.”

Nelson said freshmen Taylor Kraft and Taylor Shepard won’t be back with the team.

A former Central Cass standout, Kraft decided to not play basketball, said Nelson. Shepard, who is from Nebraska, is transferring to play at a school closer to home.

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