Rise above Adversity 3/6/2018
The Vikings Women’s Basketball Team finished up their season February 27th at Crowder; the Vikings finished 5-19 overall and 0-9 in conference. This year the ladies had to deal with many adversities on the team with a brand new coaching staff and nagging injuries that lasted the entire season; concluding the season with five healthy players the women’s basketball team has shown the true meaning of adversity.
The will to never give up or quit and still show respect on the court did not go unnoticed by fellow coaches. The team was nominated by the MCCAC for The Sportsmanship Award. “I am really proud of the young ladies that ended the season. Although this was not an ideal year for everyone the girls showed heart and class during and after every game,” said Head Coach Ashley McGee.
Team Captain, Shannyn Triplett also was nominated to the All-Region 16 2nd Team. During the 2016-2017 season Triplett ended the season playing in all 30 games making 13 starts. She was fourth in scoring, averaging 10.2 points per game.
Triplett also was given the honors of 17-18 2nd Team MCCAC All-Conference. This year Shannyn has lead the team all season starting in all 24 games, averaging 14.2 points per game. Shannyn is a hard worker and showed up everyday at practice to get better! Triplett is still searching for a four-year college to call home next year where she can continue her education in Nursing as well as her basketball career.