Savannah Drew, Timberland
Timberland senior Savannah Drew has committed to play tennis for the Division II William Jewell Cardinals in Liberty, MO next fall. With her mother Kathy and her father Bryan by her side, the team captain signed her National Letter of Intent at Timberland High School on Thurs., April 19.
Savannah is an outstanding tennis player, having won districts, sectionals and competed at the state level all four years of high school. She is also a three-time GAC conference champion. In 2010 she earned fourth place at the state competition and made the All-State Singles Team. Savannah was named the 2011 Suburban Journals Female Athlete of the Year, and the 1380 AM Sports Radio High School Athlete of the Week. She also received the 2011 GAC Sportsmanship Award.
Savannah is a well-rounded student who has also participated in DECA and Student Council. She is a National Honor Society member, a Yearbook staff member, and a member of the Interact Club. She has also devoted three years to the annual Relay for Life effort at Timberland to raise money for cancer research. She has a 3.9 GPA and was named to the GAC All-Academic Team.
Savannah says she chose William Jewel because of the welcoming atmosphere. “They focus on their studies a lot and I like that,” said Savannah. “I really like the coach too, and how he has structured the team.”
Savannah was coached at Timberland by Molly Kleiber. “Savannah is a well-rounded player with a lot of experience under her belt, and I believe this will help her to excel at the collegiate level,” said Kleiber. “Savannah has always worked hard at improving her game in the off season and that level of dedication is important in order for her to succeed at higher levels. I believe Savannah is going to do well at the collegiate level and I can't wait to watch her to continue to grow.”
Courtney Ferguson, Holt
Holt senior Courtney Ferguson has committed to play soccer for the Culver-Stockton College Wildcats in Canton, Missouri. With her mother Jennifer and father Todd by her side, Courtney signed her National Letter of Intent at Holt High School.
“I like the small campus, and you get a lot of one on one interaction with the professors,” said the midfielder. “They have a new coach, and he’s rebuilding the soccer program, and I can really see myself playing there.”
Courtney is active in DECA, the International Association of marketing students, and volunteers with Spensa, teaching special needs children how to play soccer. While at Culver-Stockton she plans on majoring in Elementary Education.