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HIDDEN GEMS ARTICLE - STEPHANIE FOSTER
An amazing young woman Hidden Gems is very proud of for her excellence both on & off the court. As a Junior this season, Stephanie hasnt had a single game in single digit scoring all year to go along with the academic skills displayed in this lovely piece. PLEASE READ:
Lady Rattler forward Stephanie Foster prefers to place business before pleasure. With a grade point average of 3.88, Foster believes in winning not just on the court - but off it as well.
"Grades have always been important to me ever since I was little," said Foster, 20, a native of Columbus, Ohio. "I have always wanted to be successful for myself. I have always known how to prioritize my time and accomplish what needs to be done."
Foster, a junior broadcast journalism student, said she became interested in basketball when she was 5. Her father put a basketball rim in the family's backyard and urged his daughter to try a new game instead of playing with the typical Barbie dolls. Since that pivotal day, Foster has strived for athletic and academic perfection. Before she was accepted to Florida A&M University, the 6-foot-tall athlete got the chance to hone her skills in high school. She said it was an experience she appreciates.
Foster attended four different high schools in search of competitive academics as well as a solid athletic program. She settled for attending two high schools - taking classes at one and playing sports at another.
"I went to Fort Hayes High School academically; however, since they didn't have any sports teams, I played for Marion Franklin High School where I was the team captain," Foster said. "I spent my sophomore and junior year there, and then my senior year I played for a school called Brookhaven where I was also the captain."
After a visit to FAMU during the summer of 2004, Foster said she was hooked. While at the University, she has managed to maintain straight A's and has only received two B's and one C during her tenure.
Out of all of her professors, Foster said she considers Valerie D. White her favorite.
White, an assistant professor in the division of journalism, said she is impressed with Foster's fortitude and said the athlete is indeed a hard worker.
"I believe Stephanie is a model student who is committed to her studies," White said. "As a former athlete, I understand her plight. I can recall when an assignment was due and she had a basketball game out of town. She showed up in my office in her traveling uniform with the assignment. She delivered it and went and caught her bus."
When she is not home watching basketball, Foster likes to divide her time not only between her studies and her team but with the Student Government Association as well. Foster serves as the deputy secretary of athletic affairs, where her skills of communication are efficiently employed. Together with Secretary Daniel Murff, the two address the concerns of student athletes. Murff, a business administration student, is impressed with his colleague's work ethic.
"Stephanie Foster is just an all around good person," said Murff, 21. "She is definitely a hard worker and is always eager to be doing something. She never wants to sit around and wait. She's a great individual."
And he is not the only one who thinks that way. Teammate Denise Tate said Foster is a well-rounded individual.
"She's just a great person on and off the court," said Tate, 21. "Stephanie and I have been playing together for a while now. We started out on the same AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) team and we became great friends. I think Stephanie is a very intelligent person, and anytime I have an academic problem I always go straight to her."
Foster is a member of Kappa Tau Alpha, the journalism honor society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the All Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's academic team.
"I had to hustle and play ball when I was in college," White said. "Miss Stephanie outdid me with her GPA. I was over a 3.0, but I wasn't at a 3.8. Now that's what I call commitment."
HIDDEN GEMS ARTICLE - TAPRE YOUNG
http://www.usbasket.com - Hidden Gems College Placement is proud to announce: Salem Intern. chose pro prospect, Tapre Young for their prestigious Archie Talley award for 2007-2008 as the season comes to a close for her well rounded success both on the court and in the classroom and community as well.
The student athlete has had a strong senior season for Salem Intern. with 14ppg(11th in WVIAC) 6rpg 2apg 1spg 1bpg(9th in WVIAC) and 40%3pt.(11th in WVIAC) 72%FT(16th in WVIAC) all while maintaining a 3.2GPA and still finding time to work with youth and various groups of people within the Jewish Community Center's(JCC) many programs. Tapre Young also ranks Nationally in 3point field goals made per game and is a dead-eye shooter from long distance. Having rounded out her game, she has been a terror this season for opposing teams to stop.
An amazing personality and basketball talent to spare are two of the attributes that make Tapre Young the complete package to work with in building a collegiate program up as Salem Intern. is currently in the process of doing under Head Coach Romeo Lagmay. Tapre has been a natural leader since arriving at Salem Intern. and that effort resulted in Coach Romeo Lagmay making Tapre Young team captain for her senior season this year.
Tapre Young is an aspiring pro player who ,at just under 6'0 tall, has the ability to play multiple positions on both offense and defense. This versatility hopefully should allow her to obtain professional basketball employment in the near future overseas