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Myers a team leader

Zack Staten

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After two ACL muscle tears, two schools, and a degree in Business Administration, basketball player Connie Myers is ready to take on the Great Lakes Valley Conference during her senior season.

Myers ended her high school career at Columbia City High School in Indiana as the all-time leading scorer in school history. Myers also ended her high school career by tearing her ACL in the state semifinal game.

During a tough rehabilitation Myers had thoughts of playing college basketball, but chose to attend Indiana University as a student.

“Rehab was tough. Two times a week, every week,” Myers said. “I contemplated playing in college, but I just didn’t feel healthy enough to play.”

When her leg finally healed, Myers realized that there was something missing in her life – basketball.

NKU took notice of her performance during her time playing AAU ball after the surgery and signed her that fall.

Myers suffered another setback, tearing her other ACL eight games into her freshman season. She once again endured a painful, but successful, rehabilitation.

In her junior season, Myers stepped up her play, leading NKU in scoring with 14.4 points per game and second on the team with 7.3 rebounds per game.

Coach Nancy Winstel is impressed by her development.

“Connie plays hard all of the time,” Coach Winstel said.

“She loves being physical, and wont backdown from anybody. She has been a key part of our program for the last four years.”

“We need her to be that anchor in the middle,” Winstel added.

Myers has worked hard to get back to where she wants to be in her basketball career, and she attributes that success to her mother.

“My mom was always very supportive, and pushed me and my siblings to get an education and better ourselves,” Myers said.

Myers is currently working on her master’s degree and plans on getting a job in Columbia City, Indiana after leaving Northern Kentucky University.

“We need her to be that anchor in the middle,” Winstel added.

Myers has worked hard to get back to where she wants to be in her basketball career, and she attributes that success to her mother.

“My mom was always very supportive, and pushed me and my siblings to get an education and better ourselves,” Myers said.

Myers is currently working on her master’s degree and plans on getting a job in Columbia City, Indiana after leaving Northern Kentucky University.

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