Swede golfers add 2

By Steve Sell
January 03, 2017

LINDSBORG – Bethany College golf coach Dalton Stevens stayed in-state for his latest additions to his Swede women’s golf team for next year.

Circle High’s Shianne Miller and Topeka High’s Joie Francis-Ramirez will tee it up for the Swedes during the 2017-18 season.

Miller has played golf for the T-Birds for four years. She was also an ambassador for Butler County Saddle Club for four years as well as being named Our Diamond Miss Kansas Cover Girl in 2014. She was a model in 2014 as part of some charity work.

Shianne is the daughter of Bruce and Martha Miller. She has a 3.09 GPA and has plans to study forensic science here as a Swede.

"I am very excited about the signing of Shianne Miller with Bethany College," Stevens said. "Shianne has a lot of raw talent that we look for her to grow here. She is very community service oriented and enjoys giving back which is why she will represent everything that Bethany stands for in our core values. She also has been taught by some great coaches over the years."

Francis-Ramirez played golf for four years at Topeka High and was a defender on the soccer team for three years. In addition to earning letters in those sports, she was on the high honor roll as well as a member of Mu Alpha Theta and National Honors Society.

She is the daughter of Brenda Francis and Thomas Ramirez and maintains a 3.70 grade point average. She plans to major in biochemistry.

"She is a very talented student-athlete that will be a great representative of Bethany College,” Stevens said. “We look for her to come in and make an immediate impact on our women's program. Joie is very motivated and competitive which will help her thrive in our conference. I am very excited to see her grow at Bethany.”