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One of the top returning uncommitted players in the state has made a decision on her basketball future.
West High senior to be Meena Tate announced her commitment to Dartmouth with a post on social media on Sunday evening.
“I am so excited to announce my commitment to Dartmouth to continue my academic and athletic career,” Tate wrote on Twitter. “I want to give a huge than you to everyone who has been a part of this journey. I’m especially grateful for my parents’ unconditional support and to my teammates and coaches for pushing me to be the best I can be. Finally, to coach Shibles and the Dartmouth coaching staff for always believing in me and giving me this opportunity.”
A three-year varsity contributor Tate emerged as one of the top players in the state last season with a breakthrough junior year.
Tate averaged 6. 7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.4 steals as a freshman but bumped those numbers up to 8.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 steals as a sophomore.
Last season was the breakthrough for Tate who was named a second-team Class 5A all-state selection by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association after averaging a career-high 15 points and 3.1 assists a year ago while leading West High to a 19-4 record and a spot in the 5A regional title game.
The 5-foot-10 Tate also averaged 3.6 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game last season for the Trojans.
Tate has helped the Trojans to a combined 47-18 record the past three seasons that includes a trip to the 5A semifinals in 2021.