Tanner Owens of Amelia signs with Thomas More

August 5th, 2011    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

Tanner Owens is flanked by his parents Dwayne and Lauri at his college letter-of-intent signing.

Tanner Owens, Amelia High School outstanding senior scholar-athlete, has signed a college letter-of-intent to continue his education and athletic career at Thomas More College.

He will begin his studies in pre-law and will play football and basketball at the college in northern Kentucky.

As a Baron he lettered three years each in football and basketball. He was Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division all-star and Southern Buckeye Conference American Division all-star on the gridiron and a Southern Buckeye all-star on the diamond.

“I like Thomas More because I think I have a chance to stand out by getting good opportunities there and that it is close to home and it made a good scholastic offer,” he said.

In addition to sports, Owens was active in other facets of school life at Amelia including Operation Zero and other community and charitable organizations.

Two games stand out in his mind as highlights of his standout prep career.

“When we played Northeastern this year I was seven of eight passing and threw two touchdown passes and I ran for another,” he said, adding, “I scored 33 points in the basketball game against Williamsburg this year.”

Owens is very grateful to individuals who have been of big importance in his success.

“My dad (Dwayne) taught me coached me in everything. . . My mom (Lauri) supported me in everything. . . Jeff Stagnaro was my youth football coach and really motivated me. He is the reason I chose to go into law in college.”

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