Lankford Signs with Simpson College
St. Teresa's Academy senior, Megan Lankford made her commitment to Simpson College official May 2, as she signed her national letter of intent to play basketball for the Storm at the beginning of the 2012-13 school year.
Lankford chose Simpson and it's head coach, native Kansas Citian, Brian Niemuth over Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Upon completion of her high school career, Lankford will go down as one of the best point guards to ever don the STA uniform. As a four-year letterman on the basketball t eam, she wrapped up her career near the top of several record boards: Third all-time games played (101), first in season free throw percentage (86%, 2012), first in single game assists (12, 2012) and second in season assists (106, 4.1 per game, 2012).
While her top scoring performance came against Metro Academy (19 points), her best overall game ultimately came against Notre dame De Sion School Feb. 14, when she went 15 of 16 from the free throw line, sinking several late, pushing the Stars over the Storm 60-53.
Lankford will earn her fourth varsity soccer letter this spring and was named a team captain by her teammates.
Off the court, Lankford represented STA to the fullest. She was awarded the Hy-Vee Scholarship at the Hy-Vee Shootout last winter for her dedication to academics and charitable foundations throughout the Metro. In addition, she earned the Pauline Reardon Award from the STA Athletics Department, voted on by STA head coaches and administration. The award is given to the senior athlete who best represents the mission of STA. She was also recognized as a KC Star Scholar-Athlete.
"We couldn't be more proud of of Megan," STA Head Basketball Coach Chance Stephen said. "I've watched Megan play for quite awhile and always knew she had the talent and drive to play at the next level. The way she helped lead our team this year was exactly what we asked and needed her to do. We want to wish her the best of luck moving forward."
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