Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monica Engleman's Big Day!

Madison High star Monica Engleman signed her Letter of Intent to attend the University of Kansas on Friday. The Lady Rohawk sharp shooter will try to finish her magnificent high school career by leading Madison to Austin.

Engleman can now play her senior season without the pressure of earning a scholarship. Engleman's story is a great one. She has lived with her close friend, CeCe Harper, and her family for the last couple of years. Engleman's mother is actively serving in the military and stationed on the East Coast. Engleman chose to stay with the Harper family to pursue her education and further her basketball acumen. If you walked into various gyms across San Antonio over the last two years, you would find Engleman going hard to improve her game. From Houston to Dallas to Atlanta, Engleman has showcased her talents and gained many admirers. The Harpers have a reputation of demanding academic excellence from their kids and Engleman had to adhere to the same expectations. She worked hard to improve her game. She made sure she was academically eligible to accept a full ride to a Division 1 program. She lived away from her mother and continued to stay focused on the prize. Engleman has spoken with young girls at local basketball practices and encouraged them to keep striving for their goals. Simply put, Monica Engleman did it! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!