I can hardly grasp that February is almost over and our season is winding down. We are 13-1 in conference play and have arguably the toughest road swing coming up this weekend.
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The Drake Women’s Basketball team continued to win in conference play, sweeping two games at home this past weekend.
With great success comes great rewards, and the rewards are beginning to roll in as the Drake Women’s Basketball team continues their run through the Missouri Valley.
Four seniors– Carly Grenfell, Liza Heap, Cara Lutes, and Bryanna Mueller– have each made impacts on and off the court. The coaching staff has been ecstatic with how much they have helped form the glue that got the Bulldogs to the top of the Missouri Valley Conference and stay there.
As seniors, we hear time and time again to “leave a legacy.” While I fully believe in the power behind that phrase, leaving a legacy is not necessarily on a student-athlete’s mind, knowing that our days are numbered.
Drake Women’s Basketball made a statement Friday evening, rolling over the University of Northern Iowa Panthers 87-67 in front of a season high of 3,214 fans at the annual “Hoops 4 Hope” game, proceeds being donated to help development programs for children in southern Africa.
What a ride it has been with a 9-0 start to conference play after beating Wichita State, with whom we shared the top spot of the Missouri Valley Conference.
Her average of 23 points per game has earned Wendell national recognition as one of the best players in the country. However, few know that this basketball superstar is one of nine siblings. Growing up in that environment has helped her to become the player she is today.
Southern Illinois topples the Bulldogs, redemption comes on Sunday
As a fan, as well as a broadcaster and a writer, I love teams that show heart and the drive to win no matter what, and that’s why I love the Drake Women’s Basketball team. I am honored to share in the team’s journey this far, calling numerous home games and reporting for one of the best seasons in school history.