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Dickerson signs with IU-Kokomo

Feb. 28—DOVER — During her time with the Western Boone girls golf team, Stefanie Dickerson helped the Stars do some really good things.

Now, the Stars standout will have the opportunity to play at the next level, as she is heading to IU-Kokomo to continue her academic and golf careers.

She had a signing ceremony at the school on Wednesday.

"I'm very excited," Dickerson said of her being able to finalize the recruiting process. "They just got a new indoor hitting bay that I am excited to use, and the golf program is really nice. The coach was very welcoming and the team is smaller, so I feel like I can connect more with the team. I am excited to get there."

IU-Kokomo is an NAIA school that competes in the River States Conference.

The Cougars are coached by Brandi Jones.

"I really liked the location, and I fell in love with the school when I visited," Dickerson said. "They have a lot of nice people there, the weight room is really nice and I am excited to get there. It was just a good team that I could play for and connect with."

Dickerson said when she talked with Jones, she was able to create a good connection.

"She cares a lot," Dickerson said. "She said no matter what we wanted to major in, she would be willing to help with anything and that if we were struggling she is there for us. She's super sweet and wants to know how you are doing. She cares a lot about her players."

Dickerson helped the Stars win the school's first ever girls golf sectional title this past fall.

She holds the school record for lowest nine-hole score with a 36, lowest career average for nine holes at 44.65 and lowest career average for 18 holes (92.91).

Dickerson was also part of the school's lowest 9, 18 and season averages.

This past season she was first-team all-conference and had an 88 average for 18 holes and a 42.5 average in nine-hole matches.

"I want to keep on trying to perfect my game and become a better golfer," Dickerson said. "I am excited to start working with coach Jones and seeing how she can improve my game."

When looking back at her career at Western Boone, Dickerson said there are a few things that will stick out to her.

"Winning sectionals this year stands out, that was great, and some of the records too," Dickerson said. "But mostly, it's the team I loved. We loved playing together and I'll miss all the friendships there and being with them."

Dickerson plans on studying something in business administration next year.

Will Willems is the Sports Editor of the Lebanon Reporter. Follow him on Twitter @Will_Willems.