A couple of recent successes in our program:
Katie Bussey-Katie broke the Big Sky Career 3 Pointers Made record last week. She will continue to add on to her already unbelievable number, but what is truly the success is the fact that she has done that against box & ones and being fully denied by our opponent's best defenders. She is just an energizer bunny and you are right. I won't play her in a game of horse.
Sarah Balian-Sarah finished her playing career last season for us, but she is finishing her nursing degree this semester which allowed her to be our 4th consecutive Bobcat to win the All Excellence Award at MSU. She is one of 40 senior students awarded for her outstanding achievements in the classroom and in the community. I can't think of a more difficult major while playing basketball, but Sarah proved you can be great at more things than one at a time. The other night while her community service projects were being read I even asked how she had time to do all of that.
Rachel Semansky-Rachel made the Academic All America Second Team. When my Sports Information Director asked me for a quote on her, I told him Rachel is the perfect example of utilizing her God given gifts to her full potential. She was recognized as one of the top 15 student athletes in the nation for her in the classroom and on the court achievements.
I want to also wish our four incoming freshmen the best of luck as they lead their teams into tournament. They have all had incredible seasons so far and come from winning programs. I have no doubt they will use their gifts to their full potential as they each have great work ethic and a little motivation called competitiveness.
We are so proud of our graduates, our current Bobcats, and our future Bobcats.