LINDSBORG – Bethany College women’s basketball coach Brett Morehouse continues to add talent for the 2016-17 season as the Swedes try to end their KCAC playoff drought.
Dehring Scudder, Rogers, Ark.; and Ashton Burdick, Broken Arrow, Okla., are the latest players to ink letters of intent.
Scudder, a 5-7 guard-forward, played at Rogers Heritage High School and competed in track, softball and basketball. Scudder was named to the Great 8 All-Tournament Team in basketball, earning the War Eagle Excellence Award and was a Public Service Academy award winner.
"We feel very fortunate to have found a high-quality student-athlete like Dehring Scudder during our spring recruiting period,” Morehouse said. “Dehring is a diamond in the rough and is just now starting to tap into her full athletic potential. She has great length and plays much bigger than her 5-7 frame. We were very impressed by Dehring's overall attitude and enthusiasm for the game. We look forward to helping her achieve her academic and athletic goals during her time here at Bethany."
Scudder is the daughter of Stephanie Saclolo. She compiled a 3.3 grade point average, and will study business.
Burdick, a 5-10 guard, will come to Bethany from Union High School in Tulsa, Okla. She was named the Defensive Player of the Year on her high school team as a senior, was an All-State nominee and a team captain. She was on the honor roll and was a three-time Academic All-Conference player. She was also a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was a volunteer for the John 3:16 homeless shelter.
"We are getting a tremendous person, student and basketball player with the addition of Ashton Burdick," Morehouse said. "She played in a very tough league where she was one of the top defenders and we think that has prepared her to be able to come in and compete for varsity minutes right away. Ashton is very versatile on both ends of the court and that will allow us to mix and match our lineups. She is physical, competitive and driven and we think she is going to have a great all-around career here at Bethany."
She is the daughter of Jason Burdick, and Greg and Nikki Bayouth. She has a 3.7 grade point average and will major in business.