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Meadows' Glasgow picks Northwestern
By John Leusch | Daily Herald Staff

Rolling Meadows junior standout Alexis Glasgow has committed to a basketball future at Northwestern.


Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

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Published: 2/8/2013 5:37 PM

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Alexis Glasgow plans to study business in college.

Because she has been all business with her basketball game for many years, she has earned the opportunity to compete at the Division I level.

Glasgow, who wears the purple and black as a standout guard for Rolling Meadows’ state-ranked girls basketball team, will stick to the same color scheme when she moves on to the next level in 2014.

The 5-foot-11 junior has made a verbal commitment to coach Joe McKeown’s Northwestern University women’s program.

“I won’t have to change colors,” said Glasgow, who wears No. 24, a number not being worn by a current Wildcat.

“It’s undescribable to see everything you put forth in basketball and see your dream come true (playing for a D-I school). It’s an amazing feeling to be able to just focus on basketball now and finish the season strong.”

Glasgow, a National Honor Society student with a 5.34 GPA, isn’t all about basketball.

That’s why Northwestern, with its high academic reputation, gives Glasgow even more to smile about.

“I have definitely worked as hard in the classroom as I have in basketball,” she said. “This (looking for a college) was really about finding somewhere where I would be challenged academically. Obviously, Northwestern has a great reputation.”

Since her freshman season, Glasgow has had the reputation as of one of the area’s top players.

The two-time all-area selection is the second-leading scorer for the Mustangs (24-3), who are ranked No. 4 in Class 4A. She averages 17.5 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game.

“It’s awesome to see a player benefit from hard work,” said Mustangs coach Ryan Kirkorsky. “Alexis doesn’t take days off from basketball, takes the most challenging courses at Rolling Meadows, and most importantly is a student-athlete of the highest integrity.”

Glasgow felt a strong connection to the coaching staff in Evanston.

“They bring a lot of energy and are definitely very positive as to what the future holds,” Glasgow said. “The 2013 recruiting class was in the Top 20, so there’s a lot to look forward in the future.”

“It’s the perfect fit for Alexis,” Kirkorsky added. “ She gets a chance to compete at a Big Ten school, she will be close enough for family and friends to watch games, and she’ll receive a Northwestern education.”