All In The Family

By wbng sports

November 17, 2010 Updated Nov 17, 2010 at 12:20 AM EDT

Harpursville, NY (WBNG Binghamton)

And another high school basketball standout signed her letter of intent this afternoon.

And for Harpursville senior Hannah Kimmel, signing on to play basketball at Sacred Heart was a family affair.
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"Once I saw Sacred Heart school, and met the coaches and the middle the players on the team, it felt like the right place. And on the ride home I said mom, that's the place I want to go to."

D-1 decisions are nothing new for the Kimmel family. Hannah is the third Division I athlete Jamie and Robin Kimmel. They remember that since she was a two-year-old Hannah was trying to keep up with her brother and sister riding a bike without training wheels on the family driveway.

" She did it she didn't want to be left behind, and they cut her no slack. She is feisty, because of them. She's toned that down some. Yes, she was feisty."

For some it might feel like a burden to try and keep up with two siblings playing D-1 sports. Instead, like everything else for the youngest Kimmel, this became a competition.

" They always encouraged her. Lindsay would sail you can make the shot, watch this. And she would always say yes, I can and do better. It was all in good fun with all three of them. Good healthy competition."

" It wasn't pressure, it was feeling like I wanted to beat them. I don't know how to explain it. It feels good to finally be up there with them and be D-1 so I'm excited."

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