During the past couple of weeks a couple of Lady Raiders have accomplished some goals many basketball players only dream of accomplishing.
Senior Jaime Woudstra has topped them all by surpassing the 1,000 rebounds and 2,000 points mark. Currently, she is in third place on the career scoring list with 2,167 points, however the season is not over yet. Melinda Kaemingk (‘90) holds second place with 2,215 and in first place is Rachel Binneboese (‘01) with 2,517.
Woudstra holds the second slot on the career rebounds list with 1,028, behind Binneboese who had a total of 1,119.
Woudstra also set the school record for most points in a game with 43 against the Univ. of Mary on Nov. 29. She has also broken the record for blocked shots in a season—currently she has 82. Finally, she broke the record for best field goal percentage in a game by shooting 92.8% against Concordia-Irvine on Dec. 29.
Woudstra points much credit in the direction of her fellow players. “The people that play a lot in the games, of course, help out, making the passes, helping me get open shots. And those players who maybe don’t have as much game time are great during practice and always provide lots of encouragement and support from the bench,” siad Woudstra.
Woudstra is looking forward to the challenges this season still has to offer. “I’d love to make it back to the national tournament. If given that opportunity, winning another championship would definitely top it all off,” she said.
However, Woudstra is not the only Lady Raider accomplishing goals. Junior Lindsey Kropf exceeded the 1,000 career points mark and now has 1,183 career points.