HILLSBORO, Kan. – Shafter High School graduate Katerina Plaza (Shafter, Calif.), Salina South High School graduate Allison Palmgren (Salina, Kan.) and Chatfield High School graduate Hannah Holmes (Littleton, Colo.) have each signed letters of intent to run cross country next season at Tabor College.
Plaza, who served as team captain this past season helped lead the Generals to the Valley and the SSL Championships during both the 2007 and 2010 seasons. For her efforts during her four-year high school career she was named Most Inspirational in 2009 and was the recipient of the Coaches Award in 2010.
Plaza has also excelled in the classroom as a four year member of the Principal’s Athletic Honor Roll while being named Most Scholarly in 2009.
“Kat will be a good person to have on our team and I’m looking forward to having her here at Tabor,” said Head Women’s Cross Country Coach Dan Swaney.
Katerina is the son of Arthur and Sherry Plaza.
Palmgren, will be looked at to add depth and help strengthen the Lady Jays cross country team this fall.
“Allison had some health issues last year that kept her from running as well as she could have, but based on what she has ran in the past I believe she can make an impact on our program this year,” said Swaney.
Allison is the son of Chris and Michele Palmgren.
Holmes a varsity letter winner for the Chargers this past season has also excelled in the classroom as she was named a Distinguished Scholar and a First Team Academic All-State selection.
“I am interested to see what Hannah can do at lower elevations since she ran fairly well in high school while at higher altitude,” said Swaney. “She will be a great addition here at Tabor and I look forward to working with here in fall.”
Hannah is the daughter of Ed and Myra Holmes.