The Next Level

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2006

Herrin to play hoops at UAF

Nikiski senior Sarah Herrin has signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks on a basketball scholarship.

Herrin helped lead Nikiski to a 24-3 record and a Class 3A state championship this past season. Herrin was named the Class 3A player of the year for her efforts. She also is a two-time all-state player and a two-time player of the year in the Southcentral Conference.

Herrin, the daughter of Kevin and Chris Herrin, intends to pursue a degree in criminal justice.

Kenai’s Krusen makes All-Academic team

Mary Krusen, a graduate of Kenai Central High School, has been named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference All-Academic Team as a member of the track team at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Krusen, who has a 3.52 grade-point average in nursing, made the All-Academic team for the first time.

The Next Level highlights Kenai Peninsula athletes who have gone on to compete in sports beyond high school. If you know of such an athlete, contact the Clarion sports department by e-mail at or by phone at 283-7551.

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