Written by Kristen Cornelis Thursday, 06 February 2014 00:00
Senior Caroline Robertson will be representing the North Shore Vikings as a college basketball player at the school of her choice. Although she has yet to decide, she plans to pick the college that best suits her needs, academically and athletically.
“All of the schools I am looking at have well-respected basketball programs,” Robertson says. “I am looking for a well-rounded school that has commendable academics, a good basketball program, and will be able to give me the college experience I am looking for.”
Throughout high school, Robertson has been a four-year starter for the Women’s Varsity Basketball team. This season, she has been averaging 18 points per game as a shooting guard, with eight rebounds, two blocks, and three assists. Along with her two All-County awards, Robertson has also received an All-State nomination and has become Conference Player of the Year.
She has been preparing herself – both on and off the court – for what college life will be like. While studying hard and keeping grades up, Robertson has made it a point to continuously keep training and practicing every chance she gets in order to succeed in college.
As a last year senior and captain of her team, Robertson has played in enough games to help others through her own experience. When it comes to advice and guiding incoming freshman, she believes there is always room for improvement and the ability to never stop working – even when you feel the need to give up or give in.
“If you have a goal like I do, to play college basketball, then go for it,” Robertson said. “As long as you enjoy it and love playing basketball, then you should follow your dreams and never give up. Being involved in North Shore basketball has been one of the greatest experiences of my life and has not only made me a better basketball player, but it has also made me a better person.“