Louisa, Ky. — It was signing day for Lawrence Co. Star athlete Kensley Feltner as she makes it official to continue her academic and basketball career at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.
L to R Jackson Feltner, Melinda Feltner, Travis Feltner, Kensley Feltner
Belmont University is an up and coming program that plays in the Missouri Valley Conference and the Bruins have made numerous NCAA tournaments and have won at least one game in the big dance the last few years. They are 1-1 this season after a tough home loss to Louisville this past weekend 75-70.
Kensley with her teammates and friends after signing on the dotted line.
Feltner goes into her senior season looking to lead her team to a Region tournament title and finish her illustrious career in Rupp Arena. The Bulldogs went 27-8 and lost in the 15th Region title game 46-43 to Pikeville last year.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Melinda Feltner
“… We are so proud of Kensley and excited for her future. Seeing all of her hard work pay off is very rewarding. Belmont is an amazing university and Coach Bart has built an incredible program there. God has truly blessed her and without him none of this would be possible. She’s an incredible young lady and she’s going to great things there. She is very thankful for this opportunity.”
Lawrence Co. Senior Kensley Feltner
“… It was important for me to get this done before my senior season started, I was very happy that I committed and signed before season started because we have so much unfinished business to attend to in our region this season.”
“… I had always loved the coaches and had a good connection with them and when they offered I was so excited to go on an official visit there. as soon as I stepped onto campus I immediately fell in love with it. It’s a beautiful Christian university in its own little section of downtown Nashville and it’s like a dream. They have a great basketball program and have an amazing group of players where the culture is very good.”
“… It has set a fire under us this year. our whole team has came back and been relentless in practice everyday working to get better and better and get back to that game and take it for ourselves.”
“… I want to thank God for giving me the opportunity to play the game of basketball and also thank my mom and dad for always pushing me to be the best that I can be everyday.”