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Ashley D'Amour, Calhan, Colo.; Jyll Gamboa, Escondido, Calif.; Kaylie Hahn, Grover, Colo.; Dezarae Hill, Byers, Colo.; Rebecca Kerlikowske, Franklin, Tenn.; Brianna Madden, Topeka, Kan.; Morgan Nelson, Elizabeth, Colo.; and Kristi Ohlschwager, Morrison, Colo., have signed letters of intent to play women's basketball at Bethany College for the 2012-2013 academic year.
D'Amour, a five-foot-five guard, is transferring to Bethany from Pikes Peak Community College. Prior to college, she attended Ellicott High School, where she played basketball and volleyball for three years. In both sports she was the co-captain, earned most valuable player recognition, and earned first-team all-academic and Tri-Peaks all-conference honors her senior year. D'Amour averaged 15.3 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game her senior year.
D'Amour is the daughter of Chris and Jeri D'Amour. She has a 4.0 grade point average and plans to major in biology.
Gamboa, a five-foot-four guard, comes to Bethany from Escondido High School, where she played varsity basketball all four years. While there she earned First-Team All North County honors and First-Team All-League honors as well as being most valuable player and team captain. In addition to basketball, Gamboa participated in track and field in the 4x100m, 100m, 200m, and long jump. Her 4x100 team were state champions in 2010.
Gamboa is the daughter of Robert and Wilma Gamboa and she plans to major in athletic training.
Hahn, a five-foot-eight guard, is transferring to Bethany from Coastal Bend Community College. Prior to college, she attended Pawnee High School in Grover, Colo., where she played basketball for four years. From 2008-2010 she earned academic all-district honors. Hahn was named Most Valuable Player, Defensive Player of the Year, and Offensive Player of the Year in 2010and 2011, and her team was state champions in 2012.
In addition to basketball, Hahn also participated in volleyball for two years, where she earned academic all-district honors, Northeastern all-star honors, and was a two-time state qualifier. She also ran cross country her freshman year.
Hahn was a member of National Honor Society, serving as secretary her senior year, and a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She participated in Operation Christmas Child. Hahn earned the Army JROTC Citizenship Award in 2010 and the Daughters of the American Revolution Award in 2011. She won the Rotary Youth Leadership Award, earning Outstanding Leadership Achievement in 2011 and the Senior Army Instructor Leadership Award. Hahn participated in the Bataan Memorial Death March placing first in 2009, second in 2010, and sixth in 2011.
Hahn is the daughter of Kevin and Michelle Hahn. She has a 3.6 grade point average and plans to major in criminal justice with a minor in psychology.
Hill, a five-foot-eight post, is transferring to Bethany from Morgan Community College, where she played basketball. Prior to college, she attended Byers High School. She won Most Improved Basketball Player honors three years and Most Graceful Basketball player honors one year.
Hill also played volleyball and softball while in high school. She was a member of National Honor Society and on the honor roll. Hill is the daughter of Robert and Dawn Dawkins and plans to major in political science.
Kerlikowske (pictured), a five-foot-six guard, comes to Bethany from Independence High School in Thompson Station, Tenn., where she was a varsity starter in basketball all four years. She averaged seven points per game and two rebounds per game. She had an 82% free throw average, shot 47% from the field, and 39% from three-point range.
Kerlikowske was a member of HOSA, FCCLA and FCA.She is the daughter of Jon and Denise Kerlikowske. She has a 3.4 grade point average and plans to major in physical therapy.
Madden, a five-foot-three guard, comes to Bethany from Topeka High School, where she played basketball and also participated in volleyball and track. She averaged 3.5 points per game and shot 67% from the free throw line.
Madden was a member of Math Club and Young Life. She was on the high honor roll all four years and was in the top 10% of her class with a 3.91 grade point average. Madden is the daughter of Mark and Chrisy Madden and plans to major in biology.
Nelson (pictured), a six-foot-two post, comes to Bethany from Elizabeth High School, where she played basketball all four years. She earned honorable mention honors and is a three-time second-team All-Conference award winner. During her senior year, she averaged 10.8 points per game and ten rebounds per game.
In addition to basketball, Nelson also played golf all four years and softball for three years. In softball, she earned honorable mention and first-team All-Conference honors. Nelson is the daughter of Reed and Dianna Nelson. She has a 3.5 grade point average and plans to major in criminal justice.
Ohlschwager, a five-foot-seven guard, comes to Bethany from Chatfield Senior High School in Littleton, Colo., where she played basketball and participated in track and field. During her senior year, she averaged six points per game and six rebounds per game. She had a 60% free throw average.
Ohlschwager is the daughter of Mike and Brenda Ohlschwager. She has a 3.2 grade point average and plans to major in health and health and physical wellness.
Head Women's Basketball Coach Jim Campion says, "We are very excited to have these student-athletes become a part of Bethany College and our basketball program. This is a very talented group of players who will make great contributions to the future success of our program."