Kuiper chooses Huntington

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2008-04-28
Brita Kuiper, a multiple-sport athlete from Olivet High School in Olivet, Michigan has signed a Letter of Intent to continue both her basketball and softball careers at Huntington University next fall.

On the hardwood, Kuiper has earned numerous accolades during her four years in the Eagle basketball program. The 5’8 guard/forward is a three-time All-Conference selection, a four-time all-area pick and a two-time All-State honoree. As a senior this past season, Kuiper shot 57% from the floor and averaged a double-double with 16.7 points and 14 rebounds to help lead Olivet to an 18-3 record.

Huntington University basketball coach, Lori Culler, is looking forward to Kuiper’s contributions to the team. “Brita’s work ethic, talent and court sense will make her an early contributor for us,” said Coach Culler. “She comes from a successful program and knows how hard you have to work and the sacrifices you have to make to win consistently. Aside from her athletic ability, Brita is just an outstanding young lady and I’m looking forward to working with her the next four years.”

Kuiper also has displayed her athletic prowess on the softball field. Last season as a junior, she hit .456 for the 20-7 Eagles. She also drove in 21 runs and stole 20 bases. Her accomplishments on the field as a catcher for Olivet earned her All-League, All-Conference and All-Area honors.

Doug Gower, Huntington’s head softball coach is expecting great things from Kuiper. “I am looking forward to having a very athletic catcher,” said Coach Gower. “She has had a very solid high school career and has played a lot of travel ball. Her experience will help us immediately. Brita also has a tremendous work ethic with a personality that will be contagious. She is the type of athlete that has the intangibles to take our team to another level”.

Brita is the daughter of Kent and Margaret Kuiper of Bellevue, Michigan.
 
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