Fennelly Inks Four in Fall Class

AMES, Iowa -- Four prep standouts signed letters of intent to play basketball at Iowa State, head coach Bill Fennelly announced today. The 2002-03 recruit class includes one center, one forward and two guards.

Megan Ebel, a 6-1 forward from Lansing, Kan., averaged 19 points and 7.6 rebounds as a junior at Fayetteville Academy in North Carolina. She was a three-year letterwinner and an all-state selection. Ebel was named the EPIC player of the year and was an EPIC all-tournament selection last season.

The daughter of Todd and Kelley Ebel guided Fayetteville Academy to a 15-6 record last year and was invited to the Adidas top 10 All-American camp. She will play at Bishop Miege High in Kansas City her senior year.

"We are very fortunate to sign Megan since we got to her late in the process," Fennelly said. "Her upside is tremendous as her talent and size will allow her to have an impact at a variety of positions. She is a very motivated kid in the classroom and on the court. Our fans are going to like the things she brings to Iowa State."

Jane Horkey, a 6-3 center from South Sioux City, Neb., led her South Sioux City High team to two-straight state championships and a 24-3 record last season. Horkey averaged 15.6 points and 7.7 rebounds as a junior, hitting 59.1 percent of her shots. She ranks 10th on the school's career charts with 370 rebounds.

The first-team all-state and academic all-state performer chose Iowa State over Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas State. She was a super-state selection and was named to the state championship all-tournament team. Horkey also earned all-metro and all-conference honors.

The daughter of Charles and Marsha Horkey joins former teammate Katie Robinette on the Cyclone roster.

"It is no secret we have a major need for help inside and Jane can give us that," Fennelly said. "She comes out of one of the nation's best high school programs. She has always been a winner on and off the court, and is well aware of what it takes to be successful."

Lyndsey Medders, a 5-9 point guard from Oak Park, Calif., is a three-year starter and two-time Adidas All-American for Oak Park High. She led her squad to two-straight league championships and was named league MVP last season.

Medders was a first-team all-area and all-region selection, averaging 17.2 points and 3.7 steals. She has been ranked No. 11 nationally on the All-Star Girls Report's list of point guards. The daughter of John and Mardy Medders was a first-team pick on the West Coast all-stars and sank 42 percent of her 3-pointers as a junior.

"Lyndsey is one of the top point guards in the country and she has proven that against great competition her entire career," Fennelly said. "She is passionate about the game and has the talent and leadership skills needed to be an excellent Big 12 point guard."

Megan Ronhovde, a 6-1 guard/forward from Barrett, Minn., averaged 17.7 points and 9.2 rebounds last season for West Central Area High. She is a five-year letterwinner and three-time all-conference selection and was named to the Minnesota Coaches Association all-state team last season. Minnesota Basketball News placed Ronhovde on its "Fab Five" players list.

She led her squad to a 19-3 record and the conference championship last year, earning league MVP honors. The daughter of Todd and Sheila Ronhovde has scored 1,148 career points (13.2 ppg), shooting 47.4 percent from the floor.

"Megan is a perfect fit for our system," Fennelly said. "She can play a number of different positions and has great skills. She is a hard-working kid with the Midwestern values that are so special. I think her best basketball is truly ahead of her."

2002-03 Iowa State Women's Basketball Recruits
Megan Ebel, 6-1, Forward, Lansing, Kan. (Fayetteville Academy [N.C.]/Bishop Miege)
Jane Horkey, 6-3, Center, South Sioux City, Neb. (South Sioux City)
Lyndsey Medders, 5-9, Guard, Oak Park, Calif. (Oak Park)
Megan Ronhovde, 6-1, Guard/Forward, Barrett, Minn. (West Central Area)

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