Watching From Afar

Watching From Afar

Mar 11, 2012

During this year, I had the amazing opportunity to serve as the contact for the Drake women’s basketball team. It’s not every day that a student assistant gets to work with a team that has made it to numerous NCAA tournaments. I only had the¬†opportunity¬†to work with the team for a month, but it is still an experience I would never trade for the world.

This weekend has a hard one for me as the women’s squad was at its conference tournament. I thought about going down there with the squad, but with two busy weekends awaiting me, I decided to stay on the sidelines this weekend. Making my choice more difficult was the fact that Drake advanced to the finals on Sunday after entering the tournament as a seven-seed. I had a few opportunities to go down, and in fact was asked to go down midway through the tournament. However, I had to stay on the sideline as I knew it would be the best decision for me in the long run.

All in all, it was hard to watch the Drake women’s basketball team lose to Creighton today, but I was so proud of the squad as they fought adversity to make the final. It was an honor to work such a great program led by Coach Amy Stephens, and I couldn’t be happier for her, her staff and team.


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