Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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June 18, 2014

Conn signs to play basketball at KCU

June 18, 2014 — The Conns and Kentucky Christian University go together like peanut butter and jelly.

Taylor, a volleyball standout at Rowan County, plays the same sport and basketball for the Lady Knights. Lisa, their mother, teaches at the university. Faith completes the trifecta as she signed to play basketball for the Lady Knights at a ceremony last month.

“I love basketball and just the love of the game makes you want to play it all the way through,” Conn said. “To be able to get this opportunity and play again is great.”

Conn, an all-area basketball selection for two years, averaged 14 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals for the 13-15 Lady Vikings this past season.

Now she will reunite with her sister on the court next season, calling it a “dream come true.”

“We’re taking it from playing outside, to high school and now college,” Conn said. “It’s going to be a great experience for both of us.”

Her former coach, Rowan County Athletic Director Jen Williams, could not be happier for Faith.

“Anytime a kid gets an opportunity to go play in college it’s a great experience,” Williams said. “She has the heart and desire to and worked hard to get a chance to keep playing. I’ll be excited to get to watch her play and I truly feel her best basketball is ahead of her.”

The Lady Knights program is coming off another impressive season, going 19-11 in the 2013-14 campaign with a third place finish in the NCCAA Division II National Tournament. KCU loses four seniors from that squad, including leading scorer Tanya Bowens, Monica Stevens, Sharonda Jones and Jessica Marshall. They are graduating four seniors that scored 90 percent of their points and grabbed 85 percent of minutes this season.

With so much lost due to graduation, KCU Coach Ron Arnett is happy that Faith decided to join KCU, a plan he had in the works for three years.

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