I attended my first basketball game when I was just months old. Dad and Mom had Umass Men’s Basketball season tickets and we went to just about every home game at Amherst College (for both the men and women’s teams). I started playing competitively when I was nine and I couldn’t wait to hit 3rd grade to be old enough to play in the Wednesday afterschool basketball program.
Once I hit middle school, I thought I was MJ at the age of thirteen and so I tried out for the varsity highschool basketball team every year until I made it. It took me two years. I played for four years on the varsity team and made captain my senior year. When I started looking at colleges, I knew it needed to be somewhere where I could play ball. I went to showcases to be seen by college coaches, sent out tapes and as a result I was recruited by a few small D3 schools.
Went to college, played four years and my senior year I became captain. The course load seemed heavy, as I was a two sport athlete (basketball and softball, captain of both), so it took me five years to finish school. Like father, like daughter! I became the assistant basketball coach my fifth year while I finished up classes.