College Basketball

Paying Our Dues

Paying Our Dues

I sat in an interview the other day with a fellow teammate and classmate Liza Heap about how our season has been thus far, the tremendous success of our underclassmen, and what it means to be a senior on a history-making team. Although I walked out of […]

I Smell Basketball Season

I Smell Basketball Season

At last, basketball season is upon us. I could go on for days about reasons why we do what we do and why we work day in and day out nearly all year-round. For fans, the excitement is a different type of excitement. It is […]

Tough Love

Tough Love

As the famous Tina Turner once asked, what’s love got to do, got to do with it? If I had to answer that question in respect to life and college basketball, love has almost everything to do with it. Tough love has everything to do […]

Stuck in the Future

Stuck in the Future

It seems like at least once a day, I log on to Facebook and there are an assortment of  articles ranging from “Things I Wish I Knew at 18” or “Top 20 Ways to a Happier Life” on my newsfeed. More often than not, I’m a sucker […]

For the Love of the Game

For the Love of the Game

There is just something about the game of basketball that keeps a smile on my face. My time as a Drake Women’s Basketball player will no doubt be some of the best years of my life.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

There are a lot of sacrifices that come with being a Division I college athlete- and the biggest one is giving up family time over the holidays. We play in a Thanksgiving Tournament every year, and usually get around three days for Christmas compared to […]

March Sadness

March Sadness

March Sadness: a self-diagnosed illness in which I am currently undergoing. Being a basketball player, it is always my hope that we prolong our season in March. Unfortunately, we lost in the championship game of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament and I found myself catching […]

The Student-Athlete Experience

The Student-Athlete Experience

My working experience ranges from an internship at the Iowa State Fair this past summer in which I promoted a program called Iowan of the Day, to writing a column in the Drake University Times Delphic school newspaper, to partaking in a student ambassador outreach program for […]