George Fox University Bruin RecruitsGeorge Fox University Bruin Recruits

NCAA Division IIITo be one of the best. It's the reason athletes compete at the NCAA Division III level. And at George Fox, athletes get the opportunity to pursue their passion for sports at a nationally ranked Christian college with a storied athletic tradition that includes both individual and team national championships. We're excited about the quality of student-athletes who will join us for the 2019-20 academic year as we pursue our vision of being "the team to beat." In April, we invited them to campus for a Commitment Day to celebrate their decision* and are proud to introduce our newest Bruins to you.

Women's Basketball Recruits

Kaylee Bishop

Name: Kaylee Bishop

High School: Lewis and Clark High School (Spokane, Washington)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Shooting guard

Height / Weight: 5' 11"

High School Highlights:
Played on varsity all four years of high school and served as team captain her sophomore, junior and senior years; won team’s Coaches Award as a senior and was all-conference honorable mention her final three years (Class 4A Greater Spokane League); helped team win district championship as a senior and place second at 4A state finals; made all-state 4A second team her senior year; as a senior, hit 76 three-pointers and made 43 percent of her three-point attempts while also hitting on 94 percent of her free throws; earned Student Athlete Award for Outstanding Achievement in Athletics, the Classroom, and the Community (winter 2018-19)

Why I chose George Fox:
he moment I stepped on campus I felt welcomed. The positive environment in addition to the amazing basketball and nursing programs made my decision easy. I’m excited to be a part of such a great community.

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Piper Lukas

Name: Piper Lukas

High School: Selah High School (Selah, Washington)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Point guard

Height / Weight: 5' 9"

High School Highlights:
Served as team captain for basketball, cross country and golf her senior year; earned Basketball Heart Award her junior and senior seasons and was second-team all-league in basketball (Class 2A Central Washington Athletic Conference) as a senior; averaged 10 points, six rebounds, three steals and five assists per game her senior year; was a second-team all-league golfer her junior year

Why I chose George Fox:
I love the atmosphere of the campus and community surrounding George Fox and the faith-based education that Fox provides.

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Karli Oliver

Name: Karli Oliver

High School: Ridgefield High School (Ridgefield, Washington)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Wing

Height / Weight: 6' 0"

High School Highlights:
None reported

Why I chose George Fox:
It was close to home and seemed like a great fit.

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Emily Stephens

Name: Emily Stephens

High School: Cascade Christian High School (Medford, Oregon)

Sport(s): Basketball and track and field

Position(s): Forward and wing (basketball); high jump, sprints and middle distances (track)

Height / Weight: 6' 0"

High School Highlights:
In basketball, was team MVP and runner-up for all-conference Player of the Year as a sophomore; was also a Medford Mail all-star selection as a sophomore; won Coaches Leadership Award her junior year and was a first-team all-conference (Far West Conference) player her senior year; served as team captain as a junior and senior; averaged 14.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game her senior season

Why I chose George Fox:
There are multiple reasons that I chose George Fox. First of all, the incredible Christ-centered campus was a huge draw to me. From the second I stepped on campus, I felt welcomed. The basketball team has been extremely encouraging, and I have had wonderful conversations and visits with the entire staff as well as all the players. I have also been blessed by the conversations I have had with some of the track athletes and coaches. Both teams have made me feel welcomed and more excited for this new journey. Academically, Fox has one of the best nursing programs in the state, and with my desire to pursue nursing, I knew Fox was a perfect fit for me. In the end it was an easy choice.

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Kennedy Wilbanks

Name: Kennedy Wilbanks

High School: Black Forest Academy (Kandern, Germany)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Guard

Height / Weight: 5' 10"

High School Highlights:
Named All-Region first-team and All-Europe first team as a senior; was team MVP as a sophomore and selected “Coach’s Player” as both a junior and senior

Why I chose George Fox:
I wanted to go to a small Christian school in the Pacific Northwest, and George Fox stood out to me. It has a great women’s basketball program and offers outstanding academics in a personal setting.

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* Student-athletes listed above have accepted George Fox University's written offer of admission and/or financial aid. George Fox University is a member of the NCAA Div. III.