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Two Lady Mountaineers Join Exclusive Clubs

At the home game against Virginia Intermont, two of Berea's own Lady Mountaineers were recognized for their outstanding achievements in basketball. Rebecca May was honored for entering the 1,000 point club, and Crystal Davis was recognized for being the all time assist leader. BCnow put together a profile of the local all-stars to find out just how they got to be so good.

Rebecca May and Crystal Davis were honored at the January 2 game against Virginia Intermont.

Rebecca May is a third year student, majoring in Sociology Education, and is from Waynesburg, Kentucky, only 45 minutes southwest of Berea. May has grown up playing basketball almost all of her life. She played on a fundamental team at the age of five. She played through middle school with her favorite coach, Don Story. Rebecca played for her high school team, Lincoln County High School and was a part of the first Lincoln County women's team to make it to the "Sweet Sixteen." Her family has been very supportive. "My family members are my number one fans. They travel to all the games they can make it to and are there cheering me on" as May says.

May has been inducted into the 1,000 point club, and is only the sixth BC Lady Mountaineer to do so. May remarks that "It felt amazing to be apart of the 1,000 point club. To work at something so hard and then for it to actually pay off is a great feeling. I'm just glad I can be apart of the Berea College basketball history. It means a lot."

Crystal Davis, a senior Business Administration major from Wilmington, Ohio, started playing basketball in her 8th grade year. At the end of 8th grade, Davis played in the Amateur Athletic Union for five years, and also played for her high school team. While her biggest role model is her mother, Davis says that her whole family has been very supportive of her basketball career. Lucky enough to not have suffered any injuries or setbacks, Crystal Davis has learned that "nothing comes easy, and you have to work for it." Never having been recognized for anything like all time assist leader before, Davis says it felt "great."

The Lady Mountaineers are currently 9 - 5 this season, and are also ranked twelfth highest scoring team in the nation. Their next home game is against Spalding University on January 24 in a doubleheader event.

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