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St. Francis senior Allison Weidner made it official Nov. 11, signing at St. Francis a letter of intent to play basketball for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Pictured, seated, left to right, are her mother, Cathy Weidner, Allison, and her father, Dan Weidner. Back row, Allison’s sister-in-law Jennifer Weidner, brother, Brandon Weidner, holding niece Kara Weidner, brother, Nathan Weidner, grandmother Debra Hassler and grandfather Marvin Hassler. Democrat photo

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Allison Weidner signs her letter of intent to play for the Cornhuskers. Looking on are St. Francis girls basketball head coach Bryan Reichmuth, standing, are Allison’s parents, Cathy and Dan Weidner. Democrat photo

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St. Francis seniors signs to play basketball at NU

He watched the little girl play football with the boys and more than hold her own. Never dreaming a few years later he would coach the best basketball player in the history of the school.

St. Francis girls basketball coach Bryan Reichmuth told that story of noticing Allison Weidner when she was a child playing football with boys and setting the pace.

Moments later he, along with family, teammates and classmates watched her sign her letter of intent to play basketball for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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