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Kiera Baughman Named LNP Female Athlete of the Year

According to her parents, Kiera knew at a young age that she wanted to play college basketball, so she worked hard her entire life to get there. She’ll play at IUP after compiling a long list of accomplishments in her time on the court at Donegal. Also a standout in field hockey and in the classroom, she finished with a 3.9 GPA and served as student council vice president. Kiera was a finalist for the L-L League’s prestigious A. Landis Brackbill Award.

According to her LNP feature story:

“She helped Donegal win PIAA Class 2A state field hockey championships in her freshman and junior seasons. The four-year starter was a jack-of-all-trades contributor, playing anywhere from forward to midfielder to defense for the Indians. In her senior season last fall, Baughman piled up a team-high 17 goals and dished off four assists, as the Indians went 15-8 and returned to the PIAA playoffs.

Her basketball season this past winter was nothing short of sensational. Baughman, an electric combo guard who can run an offense from the point and create her own shots and score at will, averaged a lights-out 23.7 points a game with 23 3-pointers.

Baughman had six 30-point games and she shot 80% from the foul line, and she took home a bushel of awards, including Section Four MVP honors, Section Four all-star, all-defensive and all-academic nods, and Baughman was voted Pennsylvania Sports Writers Class 5A second-team all-state. She finished her hoops career with a staggering 1,777 points, the most points in the girl's program at Donegal.

Congratulations to Kiera and her parents, Tom and Kelli.

(photo by Blaine Shahan, LNP)