Kylea Praska of Thief River Falls is the seventh signee for the Golden Eagles. She is the fifth signee in the class from the state of Minnesota and the third player from Northern Minnesota.

    The University of Minnesota Crookston women’s basketball team announced the signing of Kylea Praska (G, 5-8, Thief River Falls, Minn./Thief River Falls Lincoln H.S.) to a National Letter of Intent. Praska gives Minnesota Crookston a great outside shooting presence starting with the 2018-19 season.

    “Kylea can really open up the court with her shooting ability from the outside,” said Head Coach Mike Roysland. “She also possesses great court vision. We are very excited to be able to add a great player from right in our backyard in Thief River Falls. We welcome Kylea to our Golden Eagle family.”

    Praska is the seventh signee for the Golden Eagles. She is the fifth signee in the class from the state of Minnesota and the third player from Northern Minnesota.

    Praska was an All-Northwest Conference pick for the Prowlers for four seasons. She holds the school record for the most three-pointers made in a single game. Praska was a 1,000 point scorer for the Prowlers. She was an All-Tournament team pick in 2016 after helping lead her prep squad to the Minnesota State Tournament. Praska also played volleyball and softball for her high school. She was named Rookie of the Year for her high school and was an All-Academic pick. In 2016, she helped her unranked team at Thief River Falls upset top-seed Hutchinson High School in the Class 3A quarterfinal.

    Praska is the daughter of Paula Praska and Jon Praska. She plans to major in elementary education at Minnesota Crookston. She was born Oct. 1, 1999. Her mother Paula Praska played basketball at Northland Community College and was Kylea’s coach ever since she was in third grade.