Starting this summer and continuing throughout the season, women's basketball redshirt freshman Gracie Frizzell (Little Rock, Ark.) will be writing a blog letting fans and family members know about Ole Miss women's basketball and life in Oxford and at Ole Miss. Below is her first entry. Future entries will be posted on OleMissSports.com and can be found by clicking here.
Hotty Toddy Rebel Fans,
The first session of summer school is drawing to a close, but with that comes understanding that the first day of practice is drawing nearer...
"It's great to be a Rebel." Ever since I showed up here a year ago for my first experience of being at Ole Miss, I have heard how great it is to be a Rebel. It was really hard for me last year to get the full gist of how great it really was with my knee injury, but going through summer workouts and enduring preparation for what's to come is proving to me that I am lucky to be where I am.
Summer school is always a lot of fun, not only because classes are only two hours a day, but also because I have a lot of time to be able to get in the gym, workout, AND go shopping and hit the pool. Coach D, (Randall Dorvin) our strength coach, has really stepped up in teaching not only technique and agility, but also the mentality of what it takes to be an Ole Miss Rebel.
As a team, we are thankful for what is to come. It's not going to be easy...but what's the point of doing something if it's too easy? We thrive off of competition and the willingness to succeed.
In July, we get to meet our new teammates! We are excited to extend open arms to the newest members of our Rebel family. This team has always been close...like a sisterhood. We support each other on and off the court, and we will treat these newcomers the exact same way.
It's such a blessed opportunity to be here at Ole Miss. To be able to play basketball and get an education is the dream of many...it's great to be a student-athlete, and it's great to be a Rebel.
- G Frizzell 12