By Hayden Swope
South Haven’s Kelly Theurer, a basketball and track athlete as well as a SCCDAT member, knows that staying involved will make a high school experience much more enjoyable. Theurer makes sure to expand her knowledge with others, so they can have the same experiences as her.
“I try to reflect on what SCCDAT stands for,” Theurer said. “I like to try and get more people involved in SCCDAT. There aren’t very many people from our school that are involved in SCCDAT. The important thing about being a student athlete is the student aspect. If you don’t act on the student part then there would be no athlete part. I always have to remind myself that being an involved student has more of an impact and can most likely change my life more than being an athlete.”
Theurer and the Cardinals spent the summer together, working on their team communication and abilities. Not only as a team, Theurer also felt that she grew as a person.
“This year we went to Pitt State basketball camp,” Theurer said. “I learned a lot and we played a lot of different teams. There were one or two that we had played before but I think it was a learning opportunity. We also did another month-long basketball team camp where we played each other one or two games every Tuesday night.”
The friendships made in school go outside of the classrooms, and onto the court as well. Theurer is ready to show how the offseason team bonding and team workouts will positively affect the team during the season.
“I am excited about seeing how different it will be from last year,” Theurer said. “This year’s basketball season will be a learning opportunity, as well as seeing how well incoming players play together.”