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Meghan Lewis HoutsmaMegan Lewis-Houtsma

Meghan came to Baker from Syracuse (Kan.) High School, where she played on the golf team, earning numerous school and conference honors while being named to the all-state team three of those years and placing second at the Class 4-1A tournament her senior year.

As the first official recruit for Coach Karen Exon’s women’s golf team at Baker, Meghan made an immediate and long-term impact playing at the No. 1 position and lettering all four years while serving as the team captain from 2000 to 2002. She went on to have a storied career, placing first or second in well over 20 individual tournaments and helping her team earn a school record for the lowest team score in a tournament with a 318 in 2001. Additionally, she was the conference/regional champion three years and was the runner-up in 2000. For her outstanding team, conference and regional play she earned the right to participate in four national NAIA tournaments, where she had finishes of 32nd, 2nd, 12th and 10th and was named an All-American her sophomore, junior and senior years.

Not only was Meghan an outstanding golfer, she was on the dean’s list for her consistent performance in the classroom. As a result of her academic success she was named two times as an NAIA Scholar-Athlete. She participated in a wide range of campus activities, including Alpha Chi Omega, Cardinal Key national honorary, Delta Mu Delta Business honorary, Phi Eta Sigma freshman honorary, Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Baldwin Care Center volunteer and Spike-Out Domestic Violence. She also spent a semester at Harlaxton College and was named to the University of Evansville’s dean’s honor roll.

After receiving her degree from Baker she went on to graduate with honors with a law degree from the Washburn University School of Law, where she was a member of Phi Alpha Delta.

Apart from her wide variety of responsibilities, including being the staff attorney for Syracuse Dairy LLC, she has been named to several boards and has received honors for active volunteerism in her church, in associations and civic related organizations.

She is married to Jay and together they have two children, Alex and Ethan, and she also has two stepchildren, Juliana and Nic.

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