San Antonio – St. Mary’s University women’s basketball coach Jason Martens announced on Wednesday the signing of Corpus Christi native Keara Lanehart to a national letter of intent to join the Rattlers, starting with the 2010-2011 season.

Lanehart (5’9″, Forward, Corpus Christi, Texas) was a four-year letterwinner for coach Roy Williams at West Oso High School. She was a three-sport athlete, participating in basketball, cross country and track and field. Lanehart earned first team all-district, earned All-South Texas honors and was named to the Player to Watch List. She was also the regional tournament MVP in 2009. She averaged 17 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals per game as a junior. Lanehart helped lead WOHS to three regional finals, three district championships and a state semifinals berth. Off the court, she was named All-Academic, earned Honor Roll recognition and was a member of the National Honor Society.

Lanehart is the second signee for the Rattlers in the early signing period, joining Mesquite, Texas, native Bria Bell.

St. Mary’s (6-3 overall) returns to action on Thursday, when it travels to Goodwell, Okla., to face Oklahoma Panhandle State University (4-6 overall, 1-0 Heartland Conference) in the Heartland Conference season opener for the Rattlers. The Rattlers have been off since Dec. 5.

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