Coach Kris Stewart is pleased to announce the signing of Makayla Angel, Carly Kluttz and Maegan Kenimer to the 2013/14 Brenau University Golden Tigers basketball team.
Angel, a 5-5 combo guard from Pickens High School in Jasper, Ga., averaged 10 points per game, four rebounds, five assists and three steals while shooting 80 percent from the free throw line. Angel was selected as a 2012 7AAA Honorable Mention team member and serves as the senior class president.
When asked about joining the Brenau University team, Angel said "Brenau University has an excellent academic record. For me, it presents the best of all worlds. I will be able to take full advantage of the total college experience, yet remain close enough to home that I can still be involved with my family and my church. Finally, in my conversations with Coach Stewart, I quickly realized this is the coach I wanted to play for."
Coach Kris Stewart commented on the first signing of the season "It is a pleasure to add Makayla to the Brenau University family. Her work ethic, toughness and shooting ability will help solidify our back court, and her character and leadership ability will be an asset to the Brenau community. I am very pleased to have her as part of our program."
Makayla, who plans on majoring in Special Education, is the first commitment for 2013/14.
Kluttz, a 5'10 forward for East Gaston High School in Mount Holly, N.C., is averaging 9.8 points per game and 8.0 rebounds per game.
When asked about the newest member of the class, Coach Kris Stewart mentioned Carly's toughness, versatility and shooting ability: "Carly is a very tough player who can play inside and out. She is a very good 3-point shooter and a solid inside player, which gives us flexibility. I fully believe that her versatility and work ethic will make her a very productive player for us."
Kluttz's high school coach, Angela Goins reinforces her work ethic and notes that "Carly is a very hard working individual. You always know what you are going to get when she steps on the floor."
Kluttz, who is expected to major in Biology, is the second signee for the 2013/14 season.
Kenimer, a 6'0 post player from Gainesville, Ga., averages 15 points, eight rebounds and two blocks per game. She was named First Team All-8AAA Region, First Team All-Area, and First Team All-Lanier Land Tournament as a junior.
Kenimer's high school coach, Web Daniel, said "Maegan will be a great addition to the Brenau program. She is one of the hardest working players we have had here at Chestatee on and off the court. Not only is Brenau getting a great player and student, but most importantly a great person from a well-grounded family that any program would be proud of. I'm looking forward over the next several years going down the road to watch her play at the next level and continuing her success."
Coach Stewart says that Maegan's work ethic and character makes her a valuable addition to the team "Maegan is a very solid rebounder and defender. She has a nice touch around the basket. More importantly, she has outstanding character and is an excellent student. She will be a great addition to Brenau University."
Kenimer will be majoring in Nursing, is the third commitment for 2013/14.