|Guard Brittany Moore charges down the court while battling a Mustang player. (Photo: Justin Tang/Queen’s Journal)|
Brittany Moore, of Hannon, has been included in the Ontario University Athletics’ Champions for Life awareness campaign. The program is a tribute for student-athletes who are an integral part of a tradition of excellence, wherein aspiring men and women of the OUA succeed not only on the playing field, but also in the classroom as they prepare for life after university.
Brittany Moore is a Champion for Life as part of the Queen’s Gaels women’s basketball team.
In Grade 5, when Brittany began to play basketball, she had no idea it would end up being such a large part of her life. She began playing because she loved the competitive nature of sport and never imagined the success she has achieved. Brittany is now on her way to completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical and Health Education in the Honours Program at Queen’s University. As she continues her fourth year, Brittany knows it didn’t come easy.
“You have to have good time management skills to be able to balance both school and basketball and have some sort of social life,” said Brittany. “It takes a committed person and hard work to be successful both on and off the court.”
The basketball star boasts an impressive resume of OUA awards including 2009-10 East MVP, and 2007-08 East Rookie of the Year. The two-time First-Team All-Star was ranked second best three-point shooter in her first year with the Gaels. Another major accomplishment for the Physical Education major was when she hit a 40-point game in her second year.
The Gaels captain is a hard worker at heart and plans to teach high school in the future. Brittany hopes her love for the game will take her overseas to continue her basketball career.
“I love pushing myself to compete at the highest level I can. Being able to face challenges both physically and mentally and push through them is what the game is all about,” said Brittany. “You discover who you really are.”
Also receiving OUA Champion for Life designation was Cyril Adjeitey as a member of the Ottawa Gee-Gee’s football team. The final two Champions for Life will be profiled on Friday (Dec. 17). On Wednesday (Dec. 15) OUA honoured University of Waterloo’s Austin White and University of Guelph’s Dayna Kanis.