Katie Horyna Wins KSCB Scholarship
Brock Kappelmann - June 4, 2020 5:03 pm
Katie Horyna is the 2020 female winner of the KSCB Scholarship. Horyna is a multi sport athlete who has made state in cross country, golf, track, and basketball. She is also in NHS and student council. She is the senior class salutatorian.
Horyna enjoyed a four year career at LHS in which she amassed 1,012 career points, 256 assists and 177 steals. Liberal won four straight WAC titles, achieved an 85-8 career record and 68-3 in the last three years. She averaged 12 points and four rebounds a game for 23-0 Liberal during her senior year. Horyna averaged 14 points, four rebounds, and three assists for 22-1 Liberal last season. That’s after averaging 13 points, four rebounds, and four assists as a sophomore and 4 ppg and 3 apg as a freshman. Horyna has been the Western Athletic Conference player of the year three times.
She was an excellent runner at Liberal High and was all state in cross country as a freshman when she finished seventh at state. Horyna won the WAC cross country title as a sophomore in a time on 16:38. As a freshman at WAC cross country, Horyna’s time of 15:44 put her in the LHS record books as the fourth fastest girl overall and the fastest freshman at the 4K distance. She made state twice in cross country. Horyna made state all three track and field seasons. She was 7th in the mile as a freshman at state. She was 8th on 4×800 relay team as a freshman.
Horyna played golf her senior fall and made state. That made four sports in which Horyna had competed at the highest level in Kansas. She shot a 108 at the regional to make state.
Horyna is headed to Abilene Christian to play basketball.
Each year, KSCB awards a 500 dollar scholarship to a boy and a 500 dollar scholarship to a girl. The scholarships are made possible thanks to KSCB’s sports sponsors whose ads air during Redskin, Saint, and Bee Jay broadcasts.