Mya Skoff led Bellevue East to the Class A state tournament for the first time in eight years last season. Wednesday, the senior guard announced her commitment to Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.
“I talked to them ove the phone a few times and when I got to campus the feeling was really good and I felt like that was the place I was supposed to be,” The 5-foot-10 wing said. “I love their style of play and it fits me.”
Skoff averaged a team-high 17.8 points for the 19-7 Chieftains visited Lindenwood last Thursday. She clearly liked her time on campus.
“I love their coaches and mindset of wanting to get better every day,” she said. “They push everyone to get better.”
Lindenwood, historically a Division II school, has begun the process of transitioning to Division I. The Lions will begin play in the Ohio Valley Conference in 2022-23 and and be eligible for conference postseason play. Eligibility for Lindenwood to earn automatic bids to NCAA Championships and first full season of DI membership will be 2026-27.
“It factored a little bit – the move to Division I,” she said. “I know that when I’ll be a senior they will be a full Division I team and there are other postseason opportunities we can play in.”
Recruited as a wing, Skoff chose Lindenwood over scholarship offers from Tennessee-Martin, Division II schools UNK and Neumann University (KS).
“I talked to a few other schools including Wyoming when their old coach was there,” she said. “I am happy with my decision.”