PDA

View Full Version : Front Page Article on Courtney in S-R



BobZag
03-13-2011, 09:08 AM
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2011/mar/13/gus-vandersloot-leaned-on-stockton-elevated-star/

Great article by Dave Trimmer.


One word that mesmerized fans and vanquished foes wouldn’t expect to be associated with Gonzaga’s record-breaking point guard is “shy.”

But when GU coach Kelly Graves suggested Courtney Vandersloot call up the greatest point guard in school history and ask him for help, “It took me a couple of weeks to build up,” she said. “I’m shy.”

Her need to win and her desire to get better finally prevailed.

That phone call to John Stockton and the subsequent sessions were the latest building block in pushing Vandersloot into the discussion as the best playmaker in the women’s game and in Gonzaga’s continued rise in national prominence.

TerpZag
03-13-2011, 02:01 PM
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2011/mar/13/gus-vandersloot-leaned-on-stockton-elevated-star/

Great article by Dave Trimmer.

Thanks BZ for the heads up about the article concerning Courtney and the link.

This article highlights the fact that Courtney is a delightful person, in addition, to being a great friend, teammate and basketball player.



“I think Gonzaga is special because of her,” Pepperdine coach Julie Rousseau said the day Vandersloot cracked 1,000. “They’re a great team, but she makes them better. She is the consummate point guard. A thousand assists and she’s not done. I don’t think words can describe just how special that is.”

Gonzaga has gone 109-25 since she arrived on campus, and her career is now down to one more loss, which she won’t take lightly.

“The most important thing to me, and I know it’s super cliché, I just want to win,” she said. “Deep down I do not even look or care about those other things. I haven’t read one clipping, that’s just not my thing.”