Playing At CMU Gave Basketball Player Confidence To Go To "Next Level"
Christie McCullough Transfers to Brandon Bobcats
She may be playing for the Brandon University Bobcats in 2008-09, but former Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers basketball player Christie McCullough won’t soon forget her time at CMU.
“My experience at CMU was fantastic,” says the 5’6” point guard from Outlook, Sask. who has transferred to BU and will complete her B.A. in history there. “Leaving was a very difficult decision for me to make.”
McCullough, who played for The Blazers for three years, says that playing basketball at CMU gave her “the experience and confidence to play at the next level . . . playing against some very difficult teams while at CMU and doing some travelling across the country makes playing for Brandon seem less daunting.”
During her time at CMU, McCullough was named to the Central Plains Athletic Conference (CPAC) Women’s Basketball First Team three times and was CPAC Basketball Championship MVP in 2007. She was also twice named the CMU Women’s Basketball Team MVP, was CMU Female Rookie of the Year in 2005 and the CMU Female Athlete of the Year in 2007.
About playing basketball at CMU, McCullough says that “CMU is a great choice for athletes who want to improve and be competitive, but want to have a life outside of sports as well . . . CMU offers a great balance of activities for students as well as challenging academics. I would not trade my last three years at CMU for anything.”
CMU plays in the Central Plains Athletic Conference (CPAC), made up of nine teams in Manitoba and Minnesota. Brandon University plays in the Canada West Conference of Canadian Inter-University Sports (CIS).
Posted September 3rd, 2008
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