School sends student athlete to compete in NCAA
North Myrtle Beach Christian School announced that senior Kailey Shields has committed to play basketball for Methodist University. She is the first student athlete from the school to move on to compete in NCAA play at a four-year program. Shields signed on to play basketball for the Lady Monarchs at Methodist University. Left to right are Principal Linda Adams; Coach Jeanene Lee; Kailey Shields; Darla Tonkin; and Jan Tonkin.
North Myrtle Beach Christian School (NMBCS) announced that senior Kailey Shields has committed to play basketball for Methodist University. Shields is the first student-athlete from NMBCS to move on to compete in NCAA play at a four-year program. Shields signed on to play basketball for the Lady Monarchs at Methodist University in Fayettville, N.C.
As a senior, Shields, a 5’11” power-forward, averaged 18.9 points per game while leading the Lady Stallions in rebounds and assists. Shields graduates with a 3.8 GPA, earning her the Presidential Award Scholarship which is the highest academic scholarship awarded by Methodist University.
A signing ceremony was held at the NMBCS Gymnasium on Friday, May 17, at 4 p.m. Welcoming Shields into the Lady Monarchs was alumnus Jeanene Lee.
“NMBCS is striving for excellence in the classroom as well as in athletics. Our goal is to assist any student who wants to go to college to achieve that goal. Colleges like MU provide a first class education in a Christian environment”, says Jan Tonkin, NMBCS athletic director. Methodist University Lady Monarchs are in the USA South Conference and have three conference titles and two NCAA Tournament appearances, led by Coach Dee Dee Jarman.
North Myrtle Beach Christian School (NMBCS) is a non-denominational Christian College Preparatory School starting at Pre-K through 12th grade. NMBCS was established in 1996. NMBCS is a member of the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools (SCACS) and has over 100 Fine Arts Programs. NMBCS Athletics offers football, cross country,volleyball, archery, basketball, baseball, softball and soccer to the students and to home-schooled students.
To learn more about NMBCS, visit nmbchristianschool.com.