Best friends since elementary school, Kayla Kepler and Katie Thomas signed letters of intent to continue their education and athletic careers at C of O. Kayla will join the women’s basketball team and Katie will suit up for the women’s volleyball team.
Kayla is a 5-9 point guard. She was named to the 2010-11 Missouri Sportswriters All-State Basketball Team for Class 3, as well as the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association All-State team. In addition, she was named to the All-Ozarks First Team. She led her team to a quarterfinal finish in the state tournament, ending the season with a 26-5 record and ranked 5th in the Class 3 final poll. Pictured with her are her parents Shawn and Kelly Kepler, Fair Grove Head Coach Jenny Talbert and C of O Assistant Women’s Coach Becky Vest.
Katie, a versatile 5'10" middle blocker, will be transitioning to C of O off of a very decorated Fair Grove career. She was named to the First Team All Conference, All District and All Regions Teams as well as Second Team All State as a senior. Katie is pictured with her parents Greg Thomas and Lisa Bernet, Fair Grove Head Volleyball Coach Tonya Peck and C of O Assistant Volleyball Coach Stacy Edwards.