Women’s basketball signs two


Fort Hays State women’s basketball head coach Tony Hobson has announced the signing of a pair of future Tigers that will join the squad in the fall of 2022. The incoming class of 2022 includes Brooke Loewe out of Ballard High School in Huxley, Iowa and Ellie Stearns from Andover Central High School in Andover, Kan.

Brooke Loewe WBB Signee 2022

Brooke Loewe
5-8 | Guard
Huxley, Iowa | Ballard HS

Brooke Loewe will be a four-year starter at Ballard High School in Huxley, Iowa. She was an Iowa Class 4A first team All-State selection as a junior after helping the Bombers win the 4A state championship. The 5-foot-8 guard was named to the 4A All-State Tournament team last spring during their run to the title. She is a three-time first team all-conference selection and has earned Class 4A all-region honors as a freshman, sophomore and junior. Loewe has helped the Bombers to three regional finals and two regional championships. She’s averaged 10.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 3.4 steals per game through her high school career, totaling 755 points in 70 career games. Loewe also played soccer in her time at Ballard.

Why did you choose to attend Fort Hays State?
“I chose Fort Hays State because it was somewhere I could see myself for the next four years. The people and culture everywhere on campus was something special, and I knew this was the school for me.”

Ellie Stearns WBB Signee 2022

Ellie Stearns
5-8 | Guard
Andover, Kan. | Andover Central HS

Ellie Stearns will go from one Kansas powerhouse to another after a strong career at Andover Central High School in Andover, Kan. Stearns earned numerous All-State honors as a junior, including second team All-State Class 5A from Sports in Kansas, honorable mention All-State from the KBCA and an honorable mention All-State all classes nod from the Wichita Eagle. She helped the Jaguars to a runner-up finish in Class 5A as a junior and to the state semifinals as a sophomore before the tournament was canceled. Stearns is a two-time All-AVCTL Division II honoree, picking up second team honors as a sophomore and junior. Additional honors her junior year include a spot on the All-State Tournament team, All-VYPE Wichita Area honorable mention status and first team all-county accolades. The 5-foot-8 guard also picked up honorable mention All-State honors as a sophomore. She averaged 13.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.5 steals per game as a junior. Stearns was also a standout performer on the volleyball court, playing all four years and picking up a trio of all-league honors, including two appearances on the first team, while racking up more than 1,300 career assists.

Why did you choose to attend Fort Hays State?
“I chose Fort Hays State because it felt like home when I went on my visit. Everyone was so nice and welcoming, and I knew it was the right place for me.”

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