Kasey Gatson, from Vandalia, has been named to the Westminster Lady Blue Jays’ basketball team in Fulton. Gatson, a sophomore at Westminster, is going to be playing as a point guard this year.
Prior to 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. Coach Braden is entering her seventh year with the Lady Blue Jays.
The Lady Blue Jays appeared in the NCAA Tournament for the second time in program history last season (first time was in 2011-12 season.) At the end of the 2012-13 season, Westminster was back-to-back-to-back St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Champions and back-to-back SLIAC Tournament Champions. The Lady Blue Jays finished the season with a 17-11 overall record and a 14-2 SLIAC record.
The Lady Blue Jays begin the 2013-14 season on November 15 as they host the Tip Off Tournament. The Lady Blue Jays will face Elmhurst College at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 15. They have 10 returning student-athletes.
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 court and within their communities.
To find more about the Westminster women’s basketball team and their upcoming season, visit http://www.westminster-mo.edu/athletics/.