The Write Stuff: Jamie Carey
In a new TexasSports.com feature this season, the six Longhorns seniors (Jody Bell, Kala Bowers, Jamie Carey, Annissa Hastings, Heather Schreiber and Mercedes Williams) will take turns writing a weekly diary entry, from their own perspectives on topics galore!
First up: veteran Web writer Jamie Carey, who moves from her Hangtime feature a year ago to lead off this year's newest player diaries. Check here for Carey's thoughts on the opening of the season.
Next week: we'll hear from Annissa Hastings.
Once again, hello to y'all! Welcome back to another year of what used to be "Hangtime" but is now called "The Write Stuff," courtesy of our senior class! Hope y'all had a wonderful summer and fall, and are now ready for the best time of year — basketball season!
Well, this past Sunday, we began our season against Penn State in the State Farm Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic! What a GREAT event and kick-off to our season!
Saturday evening, we were fortunate enough to attend a banquet put on for the Classic participants and special guests. It was held at the Hilton downtown, and was a beautiful banquet. There were various guest speakers and fabulous food, which is always a bonus for our team! We had a nice time spending the evening with our team, and then we all headed off to get focused for the game on Sunday!
Sunday morning, we all showed up at the Erwin Center ready for our shoot-around. There was an excitement in everyone's voices, and certain pop in our steps. Everything we had worked on since last April was now coming together to begin our newest journey together. It was a challenge, and we were ready for it.
The game went well, as we left the gym with a "W."
One of my favorite moments from Sunday afternoon was watching Mercedes (Williams) go to work. She was strong, confident, aggressive, and a great finisher. What a joy to see!
Overall, the weekend was most enjoyable. It is always great to get a victory, but still there are so many things for us to work on. Our next stop is Athens, Ga., to play Georgia this Sunday. They are a great team and will be another challenge come Sunday. Aww, the beauty of sports!
As was pointed out to us this weekend at the banquet, "Good is the enemy of GREAT."
We are striving to be great — the journey continues.