McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

May 2, 2013

Meredith Saunier signs with Oklahoma Wesleyan University

By Matt Goisman
Sports Writer

McALESTER — McAlester coach April Burns has helped several Lady Buffaloes get to college on basketball scholarships, but Meredith Saunier was different. Burns had been coaching Saunier since the eighth grade at Lakewood Christian School, and the two made the move together to McAlester High School.

“Her leadership has just grown and grown and grown,” Burns said of Saunier on Wednesday.

“I think Meredith’s a natural-born leader, I really do. I think she just displays that because she works so hard. She doesn’t ask anybody to do stuff that she won’t do herself.”

All of the work Saunier and Burns have put in together over the last five years paid off Wednesday at McAlester High School, when Saunier signed with Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

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