After a long string of tough seasons that didn’t end how the Spartans wanted, the MBU women’s basketball team achieved heights of success it hasn’t experienced in over 10 years and broke recorded program history as the threat of COVID-19 loomed ominously over the year. Now, the team is already looking ahead to how it can build on its achievements this year.
A group photo of the players, coaching staff and parents taken on Feb. 20 for Senior Day before defeating Stephens College, 97-47. Photos by MBU Athletics
Front row, left to right: Kim Shaw, Rose Wassef, Caroline Rogers, Joelle Atkins
Center row, left to right: Grace Burrows, Kamryn Mack, Tionne Taylor, Taylor Norris, Kenzie Burt, Sara Hermosa, Vinnie Winters, Samuel Pearson, Peyton Greenlee, Nicholas LeGrand
Back row, left to right: Stephen Allen, Larry Rogers, Jennifer Atkins, Lauren Ebert, Alexis Allstun
The scouting and recruiting process at MBU consists of so much more than meets the eye, yet when it all comes together smoothly as planned, the student’s academic degree is the final product.
Photo by Jessica Danielle Moore
Iris Dixon, head women’s basketball coach and NAIA compliance athletic director, with Assistant Coach Samuel Pearson (far right), speak to recruit, Rose Wassef and parents.
With a strong background and passion for basketball, Coach Samuel Pearson is excited for the season ahead at MBU. He believes the team’s defensive skills as well as their ability to unite will help make this season a success.
Photo by Spencer Randolph