People aren’t surprised when I tell them that the best 4 years of my life were at Penn State University as a member of the women’s basketball team. They get it. Sports bring people and communities together. Being a part of the Lady Lions did more than give me a community. It renewed me.

I had a rough childhood, and I became a mother at 16. I didn’t have a support system or community encouraging me to succeed. That all changed when I started playing basketball in high school.

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