Gatson officially joins Westminster College
Van-Far graduate Kasey Gatson during a high school game against Paris.
Kasey Gatson, of Vandalia, has been named to the Lady Blue Jays basketball team at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. Gatson, a freshman at Westminster, is going to be playing as a point guard this year.
Before coming to Westminster, Gatson attended Van-Far High School.
The Westminster Lady Blue Jays are being led this season by Head Coach Tracey Braden and assisted by Clifton Cooper. This is Coach Braden’s fifth year coaching the Blue Jays and is continuing on a four year winning streak.
The Lady Blue Jays ended last season 22-5 overall, and 14-2 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC). The Lady Blue Jays have finished first in the SLIAC the previous two years and took first place in the Conference Tournament last year, giving them a bid to the NCAA Qualifiers.
The Lady Blue Jays have eleven returning student-athletes.
The Lady Blue Jays’ season is kicks off with the Tip Off Classic held by the Men and Women’s Westminster basketball team on November 16.
Their first game will be against Hendrix College at 5 p.m.
Westminster College values the student-athlete experience and the life-long lessons they learn each day — some learned inside the classroom, while other skills and lessons are learned on the courts where these student-athletes compete.
As President Barney Forsythe says, “Leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, self-discipline, a commitment to excellence and a will to win, all lead to a life of success after graduation.”
“Every day at Westminster is a day to appreciate, reward and recognize our student-athletes for excelling in the classroom, on the field and within their communities.”
To find more about the Westminster Women’s basketball team, visit www.westminster-mo.edu/athletics.com.