Sophomores Take Program to New Heights
Recently, I sat down to talk with Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher and his six sophomores. This class is 53-9 and also led the program to its third National Tournament. The topics ranged from favorite moments as a Lady Roadrunner, to future plans. Bucher also discussed what he calls the four special moments of a junior college student-athlete’s career.
“The first special day is when they sign at your college,” said Bucher. “The second day is their graduation from your college. We want all of our kids to graduate and be successful… The third day is the day they sign to go on to another college or university. The fourth day is Sophomore Night. It’s always the last regular season home game. You really want to thank them for their commitment, their heart, their drive, their hustle , and coming in and working either one or two years in your program, and especially developing it to where it is now.”
Why did you decide to attend SFCC?
Maci Wisdom “Coach Bucher came to one of my practices. I had a rough practice that day. He said I can see that you are hard worker. I’m thinking oh my goodness, I’m terrible, this is bad day….They were very persistent, that was one of the first things that I noticed…They came to a lot of my games. I went to State my senior year and they were there. They called me and kept up with what I was doing, that really spoke to me… I was ready to work and willing to come and play college basketball.”
What is your favorite memory from either on or off the court from your time at SFCC?
Arriana Walker “My favorite memory happened off the court. Last year, we had a team meeting in the middle of the season. We all just sat around and talked about our team and where we wanted to go and what we wanted to be, and everyone had positive things to say about everyone else.”
Is there a game that sticks out for you during your career at SFCC?
Hattie Harris “I would have to say Jefferson at home my freshman year. We came close to beating them, but we ended up losing. I thought I had a good game overall. I had 16 points, eight rebounds, and six assists in the game.”
Ciara Leak “My freshman year we were playing Iowa Western at home. It was a close game until the end. My favorite shot that I hit in the game, I call it the “Iowa Western shot,” it was an NBA range three-pointer with two seconds left on the shot clock.”
What are your plans for after you finish at SFCC?
Ebony Davis “I’m going to transfer to a four year university and complete my time there. I plan on going to law school and probably becoming a corporate lawyer.”
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your time at SFCC?
Dahlia Booker “It was a great experience. It helped me a lot to get to the level I need to get to for basketball and academics.”
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