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Skylights All-American to Play in Puerto Rico

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Montana State University-Northern women's basketball coach Chris Mouat announced that former Skylight All-American A'jha Edwards signed a contract to play professional basketball in Puerto Rico.  Edwards, a 6-foot-5, two-time NAIA All-American, will join the Cangrejeras de Santuce team in the BSNF Basketball league (also known as the Women's National Superior Basketball).

At MSU-Northern, Edwards had a record-setting career.  She was an honorable mention NAIA All-American as a junior and as a senior was a first team NAIA All-American as well as a first team WBCA All-American.  She helped the Skylights to back-to-back NAIA Division I national tournament appearances, finishing in the round of 16 in 2014 and the Elite 8 in 2015.  At the 2015 tournament, she earned first team all-tournament honors.  In back-to-back weeks during the 2014-2015 season, she was named the NAIA National Player of the Week.

In just two seasons as a Skylight, Edwards amassed 1011 points and 806 rebounds.  She set single season records at Northern for rebounds in a season (467), rebounds per game (13.75), and rebounds in a game (28).  The 28 rebounds in a game is an NAIA national tournament record.

Edwards' MSU-Northern jersey was one of approximately 100 selected from top players throughout the nation to be displayed in the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Ring of Honor.

"This is a great opportunity for A'jha," Mouat said. "She has a good contract in a very good place to play.  I have no doubt that she will have a ton of success professionally."

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