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Kentucky's Lisa Jo Wygal first signee for new Motlow State Lady Bucks basketball coach Walker

May 20, 2016

The Motlow State Community College women's basketball program has begun its rebuilding process under new head coach Bart Walker with the signing of Kentucky prep product Lisa Jo Wygal from Bardstown, Ky., according to Walker.

Wygal was a four-year varsity starter on the Thomas Nelson High School basketball team as well as a member of the school's volleyball and soccer teams. According to Walker, her ability as an all-around athlete added to her appeal as a prospect.

"With Lisa Jo being our first signee, she helps set a solid foundation as we begin to implement a new culture in our women's basketball program," said Walker. "She is a multi-position player who is versatile and very committed to working both in the classroom and on the court.

"I'm determined to fill my roster with players who have high character and a strong work ethic," added Walker. "Lisa Jo Wygal has an abundance of both."

Wygal amassed outstanding statistics in building her career at Thomas Nelson. During her four years on the varsity she scored 966 points, pulled down 464 rebounds, dished out 504 assists and also collected 173 steals.

In addition to her accomplishments on the basketball court, Wygal proved her ability in the classroom as well by being named to the all-academic team after each of her high school seasons.

Walker has been heavily involved in the recruiting process since his hiring was announced by Motlow State on April 13. He inherits a program that finished the 2015-16 season with an 11-16 record.

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Lisa Jo Wygal
Lisa Jo Wygal from Thomas Nelson High School in Bardstown, Ky., recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her basketball career as a student-athlete at Motlow State Community College. Joining Lisa Jo for the signing ceremony are, front row from left, Nathan Brady, father; Cole Brady, brother, Lisa Jo, and Jessica Rogers, mother. Back row from left, Bart Walker, Motlow women's basketball coach; Dwayne Hogan, former Thomas Nelson High head coach; and Trey Dugan, former Thomas Nelson High assistant coach. Photo provided.