March 13, 2017
SHawnee Mission Northwest alumna Brenni Rose drives to the basket during the Cougars’ win over Washburn Rural in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Class 6A girls basketball tournament. Rose has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week twice during her freshman season at Drake. Rose and the Bulldogs have won 22 straight games going into the first round of the NCAA tournament, where they will face Kansas State on Saturday.
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Shawnee Mission Northwest alumna Brenni Rose will be playing in the NCAA Div. I women’s basketball tournament after helping Drake to Missouri Valley Conference regular season and tournament titles. Rose and the Bulldogs (28-4) earned a No. 10 seed, and will play seventh-seeded Kansas State (22-10) in the first round of the NCAA tournament at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan. The winner will play either No. 2 Stanford (28-5) or No. 15 New Mexico State (24-6) in the second round. The 2016 SM Northwest alumna has twice been named the MVC Newcomer of the Week during her freshman campaign.