|
|
The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Bethel signs two players

    • email print
      Comment
  • Bethel College women's basketball coach Mark Fox signed two players to letters of intent to play for the Threshers beginning with the 2014-15 school year.
    Players signed include Kaitlynn Goalden of Inman and Rebekah Wendland of Yates Center.
    Goalden is a 5-foot-8 guard for Inman High School, where she averaged 11.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.0 steals a game as a junior. She was a first-team All-Heart of America League selection and honorable mention Class 2A All-State (Topeka Capital-Journal) selection as a junior. She was second-team All-HOAL as a sophomore. She is a two-time all-tournament team selection at the Sedgwick Invitational.
    "We are pleased to be bringing Kaitlynn into our program and our family," Fox said. "This young lady played her entire senior year with a shoulder injury that should be sidelining her, but she's played through the pain to help, what is, a very young team at her high school. That leadership quality and toughness is going to serve her well as she transitions into the college game and college life. It will be a pleasure to watcher her grow and develop over the next four years."
    Goalden also competed in volleyball and track at Inman. She was a state qualifier in the javelin in 2013.
    She is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was a member of the yearbook staff. She is class valedictorian, named to the Hutchinson Community College President's Honor Roll, was a Presidential Scholar for Wichita State and is a Kansas Honor Scholar.
    She chose Bethel over Neosho County Community College and Bethany. She intends to major in elementary education at Bethel.
    Wendland is a 5-3 guard from Yates Center High School, where she was a four-year letterwinner. She averaged 2.0 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.
    "It is a pleasure to be bringing Rebekah into our program and family," Fox said. "I was impressed with how she carried herself, and that maturity will help her tremendously as she makes the transition from high school to the faster, more physical college game. Rebekah will be a very positive addition to both our team and to the Bethel community."
    Wendland also will play softball at Bethel.
    She also competed in golf, qualifying for state as a junior. She is a member of the FFA, the National Art Honor Society, the United Methodist Chuch, FCCLA, FLA and forensics. She was on the A honor roll for four years.
    She selected Bethel over Coffeyville Community College.
    She intends to major in agriculture and business at Bethel.

        calendar