INMAN — Four-year Inman High School standout Kaitlynn Goalden has signed a basketball letter of intent with Bethel College of the KCAC.
Goalden made an immediate impact on the Teuton program from the time she entered high school, with her junior year her best season when she averaged 12.5 points and 5.3 rebounds a game.
Goalden earned a flock of honors during her first three years, with this year’s yet to be announced.
The 5-7 guard made the Sedgwick All-Tournament Team both her freshman and sophomore years. She was Heart of America first team as a junior, after being second team as a sophomore and freshman. Her freshman year, she was named honorable mention All-State by The Wichita Eagle and was All-Area honorable mention her sophomore year by The Hutchinson News. Her junior year featured All-State honorable mention by Wichita and The Topeka Capital-Journal.
“There are several factors that contributed in my decision-making process,” Goalden said. “Finding a college that could provide me with a good teaching program (she will major in elementary education), an environment to learn and a team to play basketball for all played a factor. Ever since my first visit to campus it felt right. Teachers, students, coaches and the girls on the team made me feel at home every time I roamed the campus.”
The Threshers of coach Mark Fox were a second-division team this year, but played everybody tough. Goalden liked what she saw of the program.
“I was really impressed with how friendly the whole staff was,” she said “The whole staff gets along well and works well together coaching the girls. I loved the environment they create.”
Goalden also has competed in volleyball and track and field for the Teutons as she’s one of the best all-around athletes ever to come through the school.
She is the daughter of Sonya and Mike Goalden.