Feature Story Monday, August 10, 2015
On the Ball
Briercrest brings in star player
By Jadon Frank, Athletics Business Coordinator, Briercrest College and Seminary
Keely Dawson leaps for the hoop. She'll be bringing her talent to the team for the fall season.
eely Dawson brings a great deal of success and versatility to the Briercrest women’s basketball program when she steps on campus this fall.
The 5’ 6” guard hails from Sardis Secondary School in Chilliwack, BC where she graduated with honours this past spring.
Briercrest women’s basketball head coach Dwight Olney is excited for what Dawson will be bringing to the team this fall.
“Keely Dawson’s commitment to play for the Briercrest women’s basketball team strengthens an already solid backcourt for Briercrest,” Olney explained.
“She is a versatile guard, adept at both the #1 and #2 positions. Keely played her high school ball at Sardis Secondary in the BC AAA League. While playing for the Junior Cascades U17 Elite team, she was an exceptional shooting guard on a team that went undefeated and finished with a ranking of #1 in Western Canada. Keely’s ball-handling and shooting talents, as well as her vigorous persona will be desirable qualities on the Briercrest women’s team.”
Dawson fell in love with basketball from the moment she first played.
“I've been playing since I was nine, and couldn't get enough of it,” Dawson explained.“I've played on the Sardis senior team as the starting point guard and captain, and on the Junior Cascades Elite team as a shooting guard, where we went undefeated in Canada in 37 games.”
Dawson is excited to attend Briercrest this year.
“I'll be working toward getting my Bachelors of Arts and my Bachelors of Education, and am most excited to work toward my degree while playing the sport I love,” she said. “After spending a week teaching children in a small community in Belize, I realized that my goal in life is to change lives through education. My other hobbies are serving at my church by playing guitar in the band.”
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