On Tuesday it was announced by Monica Hebner via twitter that she would be heading to Duke University next fall. A decision that came after decommitting from the University of Pennsylvania, a school her twin sister Isabel Hebner will still be attending. The Northern Highlands seniors placed first and fourth at this past NJSIAA Cross Country Meet of Champions.
According to a write-up and interview with Monica by Paul Schwartz, the decision wasn't a reflection of any displeasure with Penn but rather about allowing her twin sister and herself a chance to grow as individuals. Monica also had Duke in mind as a favorite throughout her recruiting process and now feels she made the choice she was meant to make.