"I made VWC my top choice because when I walked on the campus for the first time I felt comfortable. I felt right at home,like I wasn't eight hours away from all my family and friends, but just down the road. The girls I met on the basketball team, as well as the coaching staff, were warm and inviting. That warm feeling made me feel like I belonged so I chose VWC and here I am.
Selected Virginia Wesleyan over Carelton College in Ottawa
VWC Career Statistics
Presidential Scholarship recipient
International Scholarship recipient
Competed in basketball, softball and rugby
Co-captain of the basketball team as a senior
Coach of the 2012 U11 girls basketball provincial champion team, the Port Colborne Hornets
Member of the U19 Niagara Falls Red Raide Provincial bronze medal team in 2011
Played for the U17 St. Catherine's Rebels London CYO AAA team, scoring 17 points and blocking three shots en route to a silver medal in the tournament championship game
Attended the University of North Carolina basketball camp for three years
Two-time Southern Ontario girls high school rugby champion Lakeshore Catholic team
Foresters International Scholarship recipient
Lakeshore Catholic Honor Roll four years
Daughter of Shirley Klauck, who attended Niagara College and Brock University
Has one brother, Mark
Enjoys the music of One Direction and Justin Bieber and spending vacation time in Wilmington, North Carolins
A fan of the Toronto Raptors, U.S. Olympic basketball team member Candace Parker, and actor James Lafferty
Favorites include the book "Freedom Writers," the movies "Coach Carter" and "A Walk to Remember," and the TV series "One Tree Hill"
Self-description in 10 words or less: "funny, energetic, passionate, compassionate"
My favorite aspect of being an athlete is: "the feeling that I get when I'm on the court, the feeling that I am unstoppable. I also love the unity of my teammates and the bonding experience. I love the crowd and the energy they bring, whether you're winning or losing."
The part of my game I've improved the most is: "my jumping. It was not as good as it should be so I have been working hard on improving my vertical. Also, throughout high school I was positioned to play the post, but U have a good mid-range and outside shot that I've been working on."
My personal athletic goal at VWC is: "to become a better all-around player, help to build on a great program for four years and to win a championship or two."
If I could spend one day with a famous person from any time period it would be: "Martin Luther King, Jr. I would ask where his courage came from and thank him for helping to create quality between races."
If I could participate in a reality show it would be: "Big Brother, because of my intelligence and likeability. The whole point of the show is to use mind games to survive as long as you can in the house."
It's the year 2025 and: "I will either be in North Carolina or Los Angeles working as a pediatrician in a local hospital. I am most likely married with a child or two, spending everyday enjoying life and trying new things."
If I could possess one superpower it would be: "flying, so on those days when you just want to get off to new places you could without any hesitation."
People might be surprised to know: "that I'm really big into video editing. I spend a lot of my free time creating videos for YouTube based on the shows I watch on TV."
The most important advice I've received is: "I was told once that I have the ability to be a great player, if I put in the effort. The only person who could make this happen was myself. I just have to believe." --Steph Wood