Nixa basketball

Toshua Leavitt, right, shows off her contract to play professionally in Germany.

Nixa grad Toshua Leavitt has joined Ozark grad Hannah Cook in the professional ranks.

Leavitt has signed to play basketball professionally in Germany. She will suit up for Eintracht Braunschweig of Germany’s top professional league, Damen-Basketball-Bundesliga.

Germany’s season begins in the fall.

“I am excited to see what the next chapter of my life brings me,” Leavitt posted on her Twitter account.”It is crazy to think that just a basketball can take you so far in life.”

Leavitt is fresh from a decorated college career at Texas State. Her senior season was voted the No. 4 sports story of the year for Texas State athletics by the school's sports information staff. She finished as the all-time school and Sun Belt Conference leader in 3-pointers for a career (363), single-season (137) and single-game (10). 

"I am very excited for Toshua to fulfill a dream to play professional basketball," Texas State coach Zenarae Antoine said in a statement. "She has worked very hard to earn her degree as a first-generation college student and now becoming a professional basketball player adds to the many positive markers in her life. Like her Bobcat teammates before her that are playing professionally, she knows that she and an entire Texas State community behind her cheering for her."

Cook played for U.M.F Grindavik in Grindavik, Iceland, earlier this year, after the end of her college career at Alabama. 

Cook enjoyed immediate and exceptional success for U.M.F Grindavik, averaging 24.1 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. She helped lead her team to the Icelandic League Championship.

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