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Holton hoping to create a buzz with Hornets

By By KEVIN TRAVIS, Sports Editor
COLUMBIA — Stephanie Holton wants to create a buzz with the Shenandoah Hornets.
Holton was a standout basketball player at Columbia High School. The recent graduate, who was up for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, is a two-time Washington Daily News’ All-Area selection.
She averaged 18.1 points per game as a senior and 16.0 points per game as a junior with the Wildcats.
Holton is ready to take the next step in her academic and athletic career.
Holton, who was also a star volleyball player at Columbia, chose Shenandoah University, located in Winchester, Va., over Guilford.
An all-around solid performer on the hardwood, Holton is hoping to help her new team build on last year’s 17-9 record from a year ago. She thinks the Hornets, a member of the USA South Conference, will be “solid” this year.
Holton, last year’s Tideland Conference Player of the Year, scored over 1,200 points in her high school career. She’s hoping to make an immediate impact at the college level.
Holton said she’ll do whatever she can to help the Hornets this season.
Holton can thank her brother, Evan, for helping her land a spot on a college basketball team.
Holton also credits her parents, Phil and Linda Holton, for helping her succeed.
Holton made things look easy at Columbia. She knows she’ll have to work hard as soon as she steps on the Shenandoah University basketball court.