Bethel College women’s basketball coach Mark Fox signed three players to letters of intent to play for the Threshers beginning this fall.Players signed were Katie Henry of Manhattan, Jordyn Blanson of Oklahoma City and Agnieszka Golunska of Broken Arrow, Okla.
Bethel College women’s basketball coach Mark Fox signed three players to letters of intent to play for the Threshers beginning this fall.Players signed were Katie Henry of Manhattan, Jordyn Blanson of Oklahoma City and Agnieszka Golunska of Broken Arrow, Okla.Henry is a 5-foot-7 point and shooting guard for Riley County High School, where she was a four-year letterwinner. She helped lead Riley County to a Class 3A title and a 25-0 record as a senior, a 21-3 record and state berth as a junior and a state title as a freshman.She was All-Flint Hills Area as a sophomore, All-Mid-East League honorable mention and All-Flint Hills Area honorable mention as a junior. As a senior, she was first-team All-Class 3A, Flint Hills Area co-player of the year, all-tournament team at the Hays City Shootout, a first-team Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-Class 3A selection, was named to the Greater Riley County Optimist All-Star Team and the NCK All-Star Team.She averaged 13 points a game and was her team’s leading 3-point shooter as a senior.“Katie is a great addition to our program.” Fox said. “She is coming to us from a very successful Riley County team that just completed an undefeated run through the 3A ranks. She is well coached and comes from a system and style of play similar to what we try to do, so that should be to her benefit as she adapts to the college game. Katie is an established shooter who should be able to help us stretch defenses and she handles it well enough and is quick enough that she will be able to create her own shot as well. We are looking forward to working with Katie for the next four years.”Henry also competed in track and cross country at Riley County for four years, earning all-league honors in both sports. She was a state track qualifier, winning the 4x800-meter relay title as a senior. She was 15th in state cross country as a senior, leading Riley County to a state title.She intends to major in criminal justice or social work at Bethel.Blanson is a 5-11 forward-post who competed at Westmoore High School in Oklahoma City, where she competed in basketball for four years.“We have watched Jordyn over the last couple of summers and we’re excited to add her to our program.” Fox said. “She is a young lady who will bring a great work ethic and a commitment to succeed. Add to that, she is a long, athletic forward with the tools to fit well into our system. We think that in time, Jordyn will become a solid contributor to our building program and we look forward to working with her and watching her game grow over the next four years.”Blanson also competed in track for four years. She was a National Honor Society member, active in art, was a member of the Parent-Teacher-Student Association, a Special Olympic chaperone, the student council and DECA. As a senior, she won the “Reflections” art competition at the school, regional and state levels.Blanson intends to major in art and psychology.Golunska is a 6-2 post from Broken Arrow High School, where she played for four years.“We are excited to add Aga to our basketball family and to Bethel College,” Fox said. “Though she is coming off of two straight years of season-ending knee injuries, we think her work ethic and desire to play at this level will drive her rehab process and she’ll come back stronger than ever Aga will be a true post presence for us and we look forward to working with her and seeing her game develop over the next four years.”Golunska was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Key Club, Students for Christ and the National Honor Society. She was named to “Who’s Who Among American High School Students.”She intends to major in athletic training.