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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Lenexa senior signs with Bethel

  • Bethel College tennis coach Lonnie Isaac signed Bree Honer of Lenexa to a letter of intent to play for the Threshers beginning in the 2012-13 school year.


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  • Bethel College tennis coach Lonnie Isaac signed Bree Honer of Lenexa to a letter of intent to play for the Threshers beginning in the 2012-13 school year.
    Horner was the Class 4A state-runner up in doubles as a freshman, finishing the season 16-3. She won a state singles title as a junior at 23-5. She took second at state as a senior at 19-2.
    She served as her high school team captain and is an academic all-state selection.
    She won the United States Tennis Association sportsmanship award. She is ranked nationally by the USTA. and is ranked in the USTA Missouri Valley Region. She also is a member of the Overland Park Tennis Academy.
    “It is very exciting to have a student-athlete of Bree's caliber sign with our program,” Isaac said. “Bree is one of the top high school players in Kansas and the midwest — she will have an immediate impact on our line up. She has had a tremendous high school career, winning the state singles championship in 2010, and we look forward to her continued development as a player at the college level.”
    “I am so excited to attend Bethel,” Honer said. “The staff and all the tennis players have made me feel so welcome. I look forward to playing on the tennis team while pursuing my nursing degree.”
    Honer chose Bethel over Johnson County Community College, Missouri-St. Louis, Emporia State and Coe College.
    She received a State of Kansas Achievement Award in reading and math. She served as her school’s National Honor Society president, vice president of the triathlon club, a member of the National Junior Classical League Latin Honor Society, the President’s Volunteer Service Award and the Nursing Academy Program at the Kansas City Medical Center.
    She is active in church, as a lifeguard, running and skydiving. She serves as a volunteer at a local hospital.
    It is the fifth straight year Bethel has signed a Kansas state champion.

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