Posting Up with Jenna - Senior Day
Feb. 26, 2010
Posting Up With Jenna - Season 2 // Feb. 26, 2010
Then when Whitney Toone got introduced I couldn't really look up, I just listened to what they were saying. I will truly miss her. She is a great person and a great friend. Next when listening to them talk about Lacey it made me think about how time has gone by so fast and how we have spent so much time together on & off the court with each other these last four years. I am going to miss both of them so much!
When I started walking out, I couldn't look at most of my teammates because I knew I would start crying right away. I knew that some of them were going cry so I couldn't think about it. I looked at Coach Law and I could tell she was about to cry as well. At the same time I kept seeing my mom cry and I just hugged her tight. I held myself together pretty well until lacey and I started watching the videos from our teammates on the video board. It made me so sad. This is where all my tears started. That's when it really hit me that this was it. My career here is coming to an end and this is my last game in front of the home fans.
When it came time for the game I didn't know how I would be able to play, but I was able to get focused and we came out and played one of our best games of the year to get a win over Purdue! Getting a win was HUGE because I know I'll remember that day for the rest of my life and it will be that much sweeter since it was a W. ☺
Senior Day will definitely go down as my best Assembly Hall memories, which got me thinking about other top memories there that stick out. Here is what I came up with...
Top 5 Favorite Memories at Assembly Hall:
2. Another Assembly Hall moment that sticks out to me is the senior night from my sophomore year. It meant a lot to me because it was the year some my closest friends on the team graduated. I never thought senior day would bring so many emotions but it really does. To see Stephanie Chelleen have a great night on her last career home game and to get a win over Purdue was a great thing to see.
3. I also remember when I came on my recruiting visit to Illinois and I went to a men's game. This when Deron Williams, Luther Head and Dee Brown were still playing and they were ranked No. 1. I remember being at a game and the whole Assembly Hall was packed and everyone had orange on. It was crazy to see and I just loved the atmosphere!
4. One of the things I'll remember about playing there is every time we sit down and do the starting lineups. The music and the beat of the War Chant will always play in my head and bring back good memories.
5. Finally, I'll never forget the little traditions that I did every time I stepped on that court. I am very superstitious so I always do the same thing before every game or every practice. I'd do the same handshakes and hugs with the same teammates and make the same jokes! I will always remember the pregame routine and cherish those times.
But enough about the sad basketball stuff haha and on to my exciting life...
Well, I'm off to relax some more and do some home work ! Thanks for reading, take care! ☺