PERU, Neb. – The Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart) will hold its unofficial tip-off for the 2017-18 basketball season with the Fourth Annual Virtual Media Day on Tuesday, October 24.
Peru State head women’s coach Scotte Smith and head men’s basketball coach Bob Ludwig will be joined by seniors Abigail Niebrugge (Omaha) and Marley Biyendolo (Melbourne, Australia) with their respective team videos. Both Smith and Ludwig are in their first year as a head coach.
Both Niebrugge and Biyendolo are transfers and will be playing in their second year in a Bobcat uniform. Niebrugge, a 5-7 guard, led the Bobcat women in steals and blocks last year and was also second on the team in scoring averaging 10.72 points per game. A 6-3 guard, Biyendolo was fourth in scoring on a very balanced offense with 10.6 points. He also dished out nearly three assists per game.
Each of the Bobcat teams will begin their 2017-18 season on Halloween. The men’s team will be on the road facing Valley City State in Valley City, N.D., at 7 p.m. The women will be at home hosting Bethany (Kan.) at 5:30 p.m.