ORIGINALLY WRITTEN STAFF
Tabor College recently signed three athletes who will compete in a total of five different women’s sports at the college.
— Michelle Rink, a senior at Maize High School near Wichita, has signed a letter of intent to play soccer and basketball at Tabor College.
Rink, a 5-5 forward, earned first team all-region and first team all-state soccer honors last fall. She holds the record for goals scored in a game and in a season at Maize High.
“Michelle is an experienced, accomplished player who will be able to step in and help our team immediately,” said Don Brubacher, Tabor women’s soccer coach. “She is a very effective attacker, but also defends well and is a strong playmaker. I look forward to working with her next fall.”
Rink will also be playing for the Bluejay basketball team next fall as a point guard.
“I am very excited to have Michelle sign to play with the Bluejays,” said Chanda Rigby, head coach. “She favors the up-tempo type of game that we are working to instill in our offense and will be an asset to the team.”
— Angela Jost, a senior at Coronado High School, Colorado Springs, Colo., has signed a letter of intent to run cross country and track at Tabor.
Jost has qualified for state in cross country twice and three times in track. She is a distance and middle-distance runner, participating in the mile, 800 meters, 400 meters, 4×800-meter and 4×400-meter relays.
Jost is a member of the 4×800 relay team that holds the school record at her high school. She was also named most valuable player on the track team three years.
“Angie is an outstanding individual and a highly competitive runner,” said Karol Hunt, cross country coach. “She will be a tremendous asset to the women’s distance program at Tabor College.”
“Angie will really help us in the middle distances,” said Dave Kroeker, track coach. “She is a tough competitor and has already run times in the 400 meters and 800 meters that will make her competitive in the KCAC.
“The fact that she is also a good cross-country runner gives her a lot of flexibility on the track,” he added. “I’m excited to have her as part of our track team.”
— Malinda Olson, a senior at Smoky Valley High School in Lindsborg, has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball and run track for Tabor College.
Olson, a 5-8 outside hitter was a unanimous All-MCAA selection this past year in volleyball.
“We are excited to have Malinda as part of our Bluejay volleyball squad,” said Tabor volleyball coach Amy Ratzlaff. “Her quickness and aggressive athleticism will be a huge asset to the program.”
Olson also participates in the long jump, 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters and 4×400-meter relay and holds the school record in long jump. She has qualified for state the past two years.
Olson is a member of the National Honor Society and has a 4.0 GPA.
“Malinda will make an immediate impact for Tabor at the conference level in the long jump and the sprints,” said track coach Dave Kroeker.
“I am excited about her present abilities as well as her potential in track and field,” he added. “She is also a great student and will be a positive addition to our student body.”