Columbia’s Women’s Basketball Welcomes New Recruits

By July 19, 2013Sports, Sports News

From CBC. After her inaugural year with the women’s basketball team, Head Coach, Tamara Larson, has been busy this offseason bolstering her squad and getting ready for another PACWEST season.

With 6 players committed to return following the 2012/13 season, Coach Larson had a jump on recruitment! With a little over 2 months to go, 4 new recruits have committed to joining the returning 6.

Katie Stalin – Katie a 5’11 guard from Bellingham Washington is a graduate of Mount Baker high school. After one year of attending a community college Katie feels a strong pull to begin her college playing career at CBC. Katie is a naturally gifted athlete and fundamentally sound across the board. One of Katie’s greatest assets is her versatility, she has the ability to play as either a guard or forward. Katie is a strong shooter but is also capable of scoring off the dribble or creating shots for herself in the paint. Katie has a tremendous work ethic and is a strong and passionate defender.

Jessica Funk – In her first season as a bearcat, Jessica will join in playing alongside her sister Vanessa. Jessica, a recent graduate of Calgary Christian secondary (CCS) lead the CCS senior girls in scoring with an average of 20 points per game and was also selected as a CISAA All Star. Jessica, a strong shooter, not only has the ability to score from three-point range and attack the rim off the dribble, she also has experience playing as a power forward. Jessica thrives on working hard and is a stickler for defense; she knows how to defend both on and off the ball. Her greatest assets will be her natural leadership skills and exceptional attitude and work ethic.

Sarah Rozendal – Sarah is a graduate of Stellys high school in Victoria. Sarah brings a width and depth of life experience and leadership skills after spending time abroad at YWAM. She is now ready to begin her playing career at CBC. Sarah has a natural ability to see the court well and is a real team player. She is a strong shooter and loves to score from behind the three-point line. Her natural athleticism and physical strength combined with her love for working hard on defense will contribute tremendously to the bearcat squad this coming season. Sarah’s passion for people will make her a strong leader both on and off the court.

Skye Sealy – After spending the 2012-2013 season as the women’s assistant coach, Skye has stepped down from the coaching ranks and has committed to a four-year program at CBC. Skye, a 6’1 forward from Abbotsford and former graduate of Mission Secondary will undeniably be a driving force for the women’s basketball bearcats next season. No stranger to earning a game or tournament MVP award, Skye was a standout player throughout her high school career at Mission. In 2004, she broke the school’s 80 year record for the most points scored by a female athlete in one game scoring 45 points! The following night she scored 51! Skye brings height, size, athleticism and natural talent for the game but her greatest asset will be her ability to lead both on and off the court; with her life and basketball experience Skye can be depended on to be an inspiration to her teammates and coaches.

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