Lapwai's Kane signs with LC women's basketball program
Annie Kane, who led nearby Lapwai High School to the Idaho State Class 1A Division I girls’ basketball title last weekend, has signed a letter-of-intent to continue her career at Lewis-Clark State College.
Kane was a four-year starter at Lapwai and helped the Wildcats to three Whitepine League and District II championships during her career. The Wildcats capped a 22-3 record this season by defeating Clearwater Valley of Kooskia 55-44 in the state championship game last Saturday in Nampa.
“We are excited that Annie chose L-C to continue her academic and athletic career,” LCSC coach Brian Orr said. “She is a great student, a wonderful person, and her love for the game of basketball is really special.”
Orr said Kane, a 5-foot-6 point guard, had offers from several area colleges, but chose LCSC.
“Last summer we had several potential college players at our basketball camp and Annie was the unanimous choice as MVP by all the coaches,” Orr said. “We like winners and she’s a proven winner. And we know that because of her extreme dedication she will continue to get better and better over the next four years.”
Kane served as the team captain for Lapwai this season and also played two years for the Yakima Elite AAU summer team, which was coached by Cheryl Holden of Columbia Basin Community College.
Kane also was participated in track for four years, and volleyball and cross country for two years apiece. She has won six track titles, including five in relay events, at the State 1A Track Meet. Her 1,600 relay teams have won the title three straight years and hold the 1A meet record. She’s also been a part of the winning medley and 800 relay teams.
In 2007, Kane won the 800-meter state title.
Kane’s family has strong ties to LCSC. Her father, Dan, is employed by the college’s Media Services department, while her mother, Julie, serves on the LCSC Foundation Board of Directors. She also has a brother, Jon.
Kane, who has a 3.90 GPA in high school, plans to major in Kinesiology and pursue a career in physical therapy.