Life of a DI athlete

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Mizzou freshman Kelsey Winfrey and the Tigers are having a solid season and currently hold a 17-2 (5-1 SEC) record. Mizzou is ranked No. 11 in the country.


Have you ever wondered what DI athletes go through day in and day out during the school year? Former Lebanon basketball standout Kelsey Winfrey will be writing letters once a month back to her hometown to keep the community updated on what her college experience has been like.

Winfrey finished her prestigious high school basketball career with 2,052 points. She finished her senior season averaging 21.6 points per game, 7.4 rebounds per game, 4.9 steals per game, and 3.6 assists per game. She helped lead the Lady ‘Jackets to their first district championship in 13 years. She was named first team All-State her junior and season year and was named an Ezmark All-American.

Winfrey was a state-qualifier for the Class 4 Cross Country meet and was the Ozark Conference champion in  the 800-meter dash and the triple jump. Winfrey was also apart of the Lebanon volleyball team.

With SEC play under way for the Tigers, Mizzou has been stellar through the first six games with a 5-1 record.

The Tigers are currently ranked No. 11 in the polls and recently defeated the former National Champions South Carolina Gamecocks.

Mizzou is slated to play at Georgia today and will travel to Columbia, S.C. on Sunday to take on the Gamecocks.

Below is Winfrey’s letter back home to Lebanon.

For the complete article, see Friday's print edition of The Daily Record, or view the e-Edition online.


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