BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — ONU women's basketball is excited to welcome its first member to the 2018 recruiting class. Head coach Lauren Stamatis and the Tigers have signed 5'10", Grace Pennington, from Delaware, Ohio. Grace attends Olentangy High School and will finish her prep career this year with the Braves.
ONU felt like home to Grace after visiting several universities, "I chose Olivet because it felt most like home. I felt from the moment I stepped on campus that it could be a home for me and a place to grow both as a person and a Christian. Another big reason I chose ONU was the relationship I've built with Coach Stamatis over the past three years. I feel that she will encourage me both on and off the basketball court. I was excited to meet a few professors in the psychology department that are very passionate about their work which made my choice even easier."
During her career, Pennington was named Second team All-League in 2015 and Honorable Mention All-District. She was also named to the OHSBCA Top 100 list as an underclassmen as a freshmen.
Besides playing basketball for the Braves, Grace is currently playing AAU with the Ohio Future.
Pennington plans on majoring in psychology at Olivet. She is a current member of the National Honor Society and has been a scholar-athlete all three years in high school so far. Grace is also a volunteer at the Delaware Humane Society, Suicide Prevention Club Leader, Principal's Advisory Council and works for the Lincoln Financial Advisors.
Grace and her parents, Todd and Amanda, along with her sister, Eve, attend Rock City Church.
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