May 23, 2022

Fields signs with Grand View University

Bri Fields has been prepared to compete with the best of the best in the NAIA this fall.

The Creston senior officially signed with her new home, Grand View University located in Des Moines, Wednesday afternoon in the commons of Creston Community High School.

“After one of our basketball games the basketball coach reached out to me and we started talking,” Fields said. “Right away, it just felt like the right place to go and she was really nice.”

Fields will be studying elementary education while being a Viking.

“My plan is to come back to Creston,” Fields said.

Fields led Creston’s 2021-2022 girls basketball team with 25 blocks, and was second on the team in both scoring and rebounds with 364 points and 146 boards.

Creston girls basketball head coach Tony Neubauer thinks that the Grand View Vikings will be a good fit for the multi-dimensional basketball player.

“Really good program and a good kid,” Neubauer said. “Grand View is a nice program and Bri works really hard and has played a lot of different roles in four years and went through injuries.”

Fields appeared in 24 games her sophomore year and scored 121 points.

“She was the first girl off the bench as a sophomore,” Neubauer said. “A key contributor for two years and this year just a great leader. They’re getting a great kid and it’ll be fun to follow her up in a good program.”

Grand View University, who made it to the NAIA National Tournament’s Round of 32 last season, saw two specific qualities in Fields that made the program reach out to her.

“Work ethic and versatility,” Neubauer said. “She can play inside and outside. She plays hard, really steady and consistent. She’s going to a good situation”