NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -Whitney Cormier has been glued to a basketball since she was a little girl. But in her sophomore season at S.F.A., Cormier dropped the ball.
"It was a very tough to sit out the semester," said Cormier. "It was like torture having to sit on the bench and watch the games from the side."
The Ladyjacks best player was ruled academically ineligible for the spring semester ending her season.
"You want to get out there and help the team win," said Cormier. "It was a very tough time,"
As bad as Cormier felt, she was determined to make up for her mistakes. She refused to quit and says she had a great support system.
"Just my teammates family and coaches," said Cormier. "They just kept pushing me to work on my game so I could come back in the fall."
"Whitney's back," said S.F.A. Senior Jessica Gaines. " She's got a point to prove and she's doing it."
Yes she is. Squared away in the classroom, Cormier hasn't lost anything on the basketball court. She's averaging over 16 points per game in Southland conference play. This week she was named the conference player of the week after averaging more than 24 points in two S.F.A. wins
"Whitney has such a presence," said Gaines. "When she's on, no one can stop her."
Cormier has turned into a leader and the Ladyjacks are thankful to have her back. Whitney Cormier is your Jack of the Week.