I was born and raised on the Runnells countryside. My parents blessed me with 4 older brothers whom I always feel I have to credit for my love of sports and competition.
What is your playing experience?
I’ve been bouncing the ball since the age of 4 and some people still know me as the little girl who would bet anyone her Gatorade money she could beat them in 1on1 at the Altoona campus. I’m still grateful to the people in the SEP community for indulging that little girl. My real experience came in high school where I was a 4-year starter and apart of the team that won SEP’s first 5-on-5 girls basketball state championship in 2013. I then went on to be a 4-year starter at Drake University and was apart of the first team to ever go undefeated in conference play, which propelled us to an MVC regular-season and tournament championship, along with an NCAA appearance in 2017. After graduating from Drake, I accepted an offer to play professional basketball in Denmark for 1 year. Our team finished with a bronze medal in the Danish Basketball League.
Reasons for coaching?
Over the duration of my playing career I was extremely fortunate to have been a witness and benefiter of female coaches passionately, and unapologetically, pursuing their dreams. I learned more invaluable life-lessons from playing for and learning from these women than almost any other experience. Thus, I have chosen coaching because I believe few things are more important than empowering and raising up young females.