Posted On: 09/22/17 4:45 PM

There are two great girls basketball showcase events happening this weekend in the Twin Cities – the Minnesota Stars Fall Exposure Shootout Saturday at Hopkins and the North Tartan Regional Skills Checkout on Sunday in Chaska – where 250 athletes will put themselves on display for college coaches during the NCAA's fall viewing period. The recruiting grind, it seems, never ends. Two players who no longer have to worry about that are seniors Kenzie Rensch of Hutchinson and Rachel Hakes of Woodbury. Rensch (Minnesota Fury Gold), a 5'10" guard ranked #25 in the class of 2018, is headed to Division II Augustana in Sioux Falls, S.D. Hakes (Metro Stars Wiese), a 5'11" point guard ranked #19 in the class, will attend Division I Fairfield (Conn.) University.

Rensch made her decision in January and admits it is a relief to be done with recruiting. "Definitely!" she said. "I wasn't really too worried about it because I had a whole season left, but by deciding earlier I didn't have to worry about it during AAU season so I could just play and not have to be nervous." Hakes agreed. "I wasn't in a hurry at all. In fact I kind of surprised

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