WARSAW – Dayton Groninger has already started her senior season in style.
The WCHS basketball standout signed her letter-of-intent to continue her hoops career on the collegiate level at Indiana Wesleyan University.
Groninger, a smooth 5-10 guard, has led her team in scoring each of the past two seasons. She averaged 13 points and eight rebounds per game as a junior as the Tigers finished 11-14 overall and 6-1 in the Northern Lakes Conference.
Groninger was the top scorer for coach Michelle Harter’s team during her sophomore season when the squad won a Class 4-A sectional championship. She is a two-time first-team selection to the IFN All-Area team and a first-team All-NLC pick the last two years.
Groninger, who was also a key member of the sectional and regional champion track team this past Spring, also excels in the classroom with a 12.1 GPA )on a 12.0 scale) to rank in the top 10 percent of her class.
Groninger, the daughter of Jason and Erika Groninger, will play for coach Steve Brooks at IWU in Marion. Brooks has won 468 games in his 17 seasons at IWU, including a pair of NAIA National Championships. The Wildcats, who are members of the NAIA and the Crossroads League, went 27-8 last season.
Groninger and her Warsaw team open the 2016-17 season by hosting Fort Wayne Luers on Nov. 5.