Athlete to Watch

Thanks to the consistent play of senior forward Amy Mobley, the women’s basketball team is just one win away from the NCAA Division II Final Four in Missouri.

Mobley, a graduate from Harrison High School in Ohio, is averaging over 15 points per game this season for the Lady Norse. She had five steals and 19 points in the 64-61, come-from-behind win over Quincy last week in the Sweet 16.

The win propelled NKU to its fourth trip to the Elite Eight in five years, and Mobley became the tournament’s most valuable player.

“It was a great honor,” said Mobley, who was surprised by the MVP honor. “I wasn’t really expecting it.”

Mobley started playing basketball with her three brothers and her parentswhen she was in third grade. It wasn’t until high school that she started playing competitively. At Harrison, Mobley scored more than 1,105 total points, averaging over 16 per game. As a senior, she was awarded Queen City Conference Player of the Year.

Regardless of her late start in the sport, Mobley has turned out to be a dominant force in Division II basketball.

“I feel like I have to step up and lead the team,” she said.

Mobley realizes that one more loss would end her basketball career at NKU. This fact is her motivation to win.

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