Shorter first to sign with IUK women
Indiana University Kokomo women’s basketball coach Whitney Farris has started building the program for the 2014-2015 season and announced the signing of Stephanie Shorter on Tuesday. Shorter is the first student-athlete to sign a letter of intent to compete for the Cougar women’s basketball team.
“We are excited to have a player like Stephanie as our first signee,” said Farris. “She is the complete package of what our program is looking for in a student, person and player. She is skilled and a relentless competitor who will be able to play multiple positions on the floor. We look forward to having Steph help build a strong foundation for the women’s basketball program here at IU Kokomo.”
A native of Winamac, Shorter is a 5-9 forward who averaged 20.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 1.4 steals per contest as a senior at Winamac. She led the Warriors to a sectional title in each of her sophomore and senior years.
Shorter scored her 1,000th point in January against Twin Lakes and finished her career with 1,148 points. She also holds the single game rebounding record (21) as a Warrior. Her accomplishments on the court earned her Co-MVP of the Midwest Conference her senior year and she has also been named to the IBCA/Subway Girls All-State honorable mention two years in a row.
“I chose IU Kokomo because of their outstanding radiology and medical imaging program,” said Shorter. “I look forward to being part of the first women’s team. We have the opportunity to set the standard for IU Kokomo basketball and we will all be experiencing this together.”
In addition to her successes on the basketball court, Shorter excels in the classroom. She was named academic all-conference, is a member of National Honor Society, and has been on the honor roll all four years.