LINDSBORG — Bethany College women’s basketball coach Brett Morehouse will have no shortage of candidates next year when his Swedes open practice.
Tehya Peters, who hails from Carson, Calif., has joined the Swedes as she recently signed a letter of intent. She joins a multitude of recruits that Morehouse has been able to sign as the Swedes attempt to escape the KCAC cellar in 2015-16.
"Bethany College gains another tremendous student-athlete with the addition of Tehya Peters,” Morehouse said. “She put up some phenomenal athletic numbers during her four years at Carson."
Peters was a three-year starter at point guard. She also ran track for two years, running the 100 and the 4 x 100 relay.
Over the course of her basketball career, Peters scored 902 points, grabbed 398 rebounds, came up with 361 steals and dealt out 242 assists.
Peters was team captain as a senior. She was voted first-team All-Marine League, made three All-Star Game appearances and started in one of them. She was voted the MVP of the Carson Classic Girls Basketball Tournament. She was selected Best Defensive Player on her team her junior season. Peters had a career night when she scored 31 points against University High School.
Off the court, as she was the Senior Class President of the Academy of Medical Arts.
"What stood out to me the most while watching her play basketball was her competitiveness,” Morehouse said. “Tehya plays hard on both ends of the court, whether it's matching up with an opposing point guard or battling with a bigger player in the post, she just doesn't back down from anyone and that will serve her well at the next level.”
Tehya is the daughter of LaMonte and Shante Peters. She had a 3.6 high school grade point average and will major in biology at Bethany College.