March 17, 2014

My Championship Experience - 2014 Women's Basketball Edition

My Championship Experience is a diary blog written by Summit League student-athletes detailing their experiences at each of the 19 Championships.

Rachel Walters
South Dakota State junior Rachel Walters writes about her experience at the 2014 Summit League Women’s Basketball Championship:

My name is Rachel Walters, I am from Sioux Falls, S.D., and I am a junior at South Dakota State. The first time I ever got to play in the Sioux Falls Arena was when I was a freshman in high school for a holiday tournament. Little did I know at the time, I would be playing there again later in life in front of a much larger and much louder crowd. This year was my third year of experiencing The Summit League Tournament. Each year has proven to me how many dedicated SDSU fans there are and how special this program is to receive such support. Due to the fact that we had a bye the first round, we did not show up in Sioux Falls until the night before the semifinals. They never fail to feed us well, so we went to Johnny Carino’s to eat. I am from Sioux Falls so I know that this place is one of the best around. Did I mention how well they feed us? The next day we played USD in our first game. Along with the big crowd of red, there was an even larger crowd with blue and yellow. The support that we got in this tournament is phenomenal. Even after we did not win the game like we had hoped, there was still a lot of Jacks fans up in the crowd for the other games. We did not do as well as we would have liked but we still have another great opportunity in front of us. We’re not done yet! GO JACKS!


Don’t forget to check out the next edition of My Championship Experience as it follows the Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships, April 21-23 and throughout the 2013-14 season for coverage at each of The Summit League Championships.

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