Peters stays home as she begins her college basketball career at Briercrest

Posted: July 28, 2015

Caronport’s Emilie Peters has decided to remain in her hometown as she begins her college basketball career this fall in the well-known Margaret P. Reimer Memorial gymnasium this fall.

Peter knows Briercrest well, and has had great success in her hometown gym.

“I just graduated from Caronport High School, and I played basketball for the Caronport Cougars,” Peters said, “I was given the Athlete of the Year awards in Grade 9 and 10.”

She also has extensive experience with basketball, having started playing at a young age.

“I started playing basketball in Grade 4 in a club league in Moose Jaw for four years, and I have played on my school teams in Caronport from Grade 6 up until this year,” she explained. “My highlight of my basketball career so far would be winning the title of provincial championships two years in a row (2014 and 2015).”

Briercrest women’s basketball head coach Dwight Olney has observed Peters’s development closely these past years, and is excited to see her take this next step.

“Emilie Peters joining the Briercrest women’s basketball team is the culmination of a long journey of dedication and hard work,” he explained. “Growing up in Caronport, Emilie has seen a lot of Clipper teams come and go, all the while continually developing her own basketball talent. One of the results of her hard work has been provincial medals in each of her high school years. In Grades 9 and 10, she helped the Caronport Cougars secure back-to-back bronze medals and then in Grades 11 and 12, she was a critical component of her team’s back-to-back provincial gold medal championships. Emilie is a winner – a ferocious tough rebounder and a natural leader on the floor and in the huddle; she has continually improved with every higher level of basketball she has tackled. The Briercrest women’s basketball team is fortunate to have Emilie join their ranks.”

Transitioning from the high school to the college is an exciting one for the 5‘8“ guard.

“I am in the TESOL program at Briercrest, and I am extremely excited to begin the program,” she said. “In my free time, I enjoy drawing or painting and hanging out with family and friends. Throughout high school I have been involved in two different missions trip to Mexico.”

Briercrest College and Athletics is excited to keep Emilie on campus and to see her grow this year and beyond.

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