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Sarah Donovan Decides To Become A Wildcat



Sarah Donovan

Sarah DonovanSarah Donovan (3.5-stars, F, A.B. Lucas/London Ramblers) of London, ON committed to attend Davidson College of the A-10 Conference in the NCAA.

“I’m really excited about next year”, said Donovan about her decision to accept a scholarship to play with the Davidson Wildcats beginning in the Fall of 2017. “They wanted me to visit the campus and I just knew right away that I wanted to be with Davidson.”

During the recruiting process, Donovan figured out the type of school that she wanted to attend in order to realize her pursuit of a career in the medical sciences field and to have a great NCAA career as well. The result was what she felt was just the right balance between great academics in the classroom, and lots of potential on the court.

“It’s a really good school first of all,” said Donovan of the North Carolina school that boasts small class sizes. “That was my number one criteria academically.”

“But it also has a really good mix of basketball as well,” she elaborated “And I have a really good feeling that the basketball there is going to get even better over the next few years. When I went and visited, I really liked the coaching staff, loved all the girls on the team and really feel I’ll fit in well.”

Donovan is a competitor and is the type of player to leave her all out on the court, diving for loose balls and sacrificing her body when necessary. She is the type of player that has good instincts to go along with a very good I.Q. for the game. She has a knack for rebounding and isn’t afraid to mix it up when she has her eyes on the prize. This was proven to be a valuable asset this past summer on the Canadian National U17 team that played at the FIBA World Championships in Spain where she grabbed 8 or more rebounds in 3 of her country’s 6 games. This translated in additional international experience as she earned a roster spot on the National U18 team that won Silver at the FIBA Americas event a few weeks later.

During this final high school year at A.B. Lucas Secondary, Donovan has plans to continue to work on improving her long range shooting and wants to shore up her ball handling in order to bring even more skill with her come graduation time.

In helping her to tighten up on those areas, she will look to some of those to whom she would like to also give thanks for developing her into the player she is today.

“Shout to my Coach Rob [Angione, of the London Ramblers], and Carly Clarke who coached me last year with the Cadette (Canadian National U16) team and this year the Junior (Canadian National U18) team and Jodi Gram who coached me with the Cadette (Canadian National U17) team this year and my parents.”