Woods Briefs: Spring 2020

News and notes about William Woods students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Updated continuously throughout the semester.

William Woods Students, Faculty, and Staff

Joe Davis ’09 ’13 ’20 was elected to serve as a member of the Fulton Public School Board at a June 2020 Board Meeting.

Timothy Hanrahan, Associate Dean of the Faculty and Associate Professor of Physical Education, wrote “Creating Experiential Learning Opportunities in Any Course,” an article which was featured in the April 6, 2020 issue of the Faculty Focus Daily newspaper.  https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/experiential-learning-opportunities-in-any-course/?st=FFdaily;s=FF200406;utm_term=FF200406&utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Creating+Experiential+Learning+Opportunities+in+Any+Course&utm_campaign=FF200406

CPT Brett Kirk, Instructor of Leadership and Military Science, was promoted from First Lieutenant to Captain within the Missouri Army National Guard. CPT Brett Kirk is the OIC for the Show-Me GOLD program at William Woods University. 

Elizabeth Wilson, Professor of Social Work, won the Jane Bierdeman-Fike Humanitarian Award presented by the City of Fulton Human Rights Commission for her work with the William Woods University Social Work program. The William Woods Social Work program requires each of its students to complete 500 hours of volunteer service in the Fulton and Callaway County area. The local agencies that have benefited from these volunteer hours include SERVE, CARDV, Fulton State Hospital, North Callaway and Fulton Public Schools, CMCA, Missouri School for the Deaf, and many others

Mona Steffens, Mail Center Supervisor, was one of six nominees for the Jane Bierdeman-Fike Humanitarian Award for bringing the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to many schools in Fulton. Mona also developed a program called the “Fifth Quarter,” which provides a safe and fun place for students to go after home high school football games. Mona has also worked to organize groups of kids to rake leaves for the elderly and she teaches Sunday School.

Allie Tate ’20, Hailey Shepard Hartman ’20 and Daryl Parungao ’19  will all be presenting research in the area of Mental Health/Wellness at the 2020 Southwestern Psychological Association national conference at the University of Texas-Arlington. The conference will be held April 3-5, 2020. 

Steve Danner (WWU Adjunt and Board of Trustees member) retired from the Missouri National Guard in August 2019 after serving in the Active Army, Guard and Reserves for over 44 years, retiring with the rank of Major General.  He returned to the practice of Law acting as “Of Counsel” with Shafer, Lombardo, Shurin in Kansas City, Mo. In addition, he serves as Director of Army Guard programs for R2 Associates, a national military consulting firm. Presently, he is consulting with several states regarding the COVID19 pandemic and disaster planning for both manmade and natural disasters, particularly during this hurricane season as the states deal with the ongoing pandemic simultaneously.

William Woods Alumni

Alynn (Schmitt) McManus ’82 was recently invited to contribute to the feature article in the New York Times “I Can’t Turn My Brain Off:  PTSD and Burnout Threaten Medical Workers” highlighting the increase in depression and suicide among frontline healthcare workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 1986, Alynn has been a clinical social worker in private practice, alongside her husband, Ken McManus (Westminster ’79) as a trauma specialist with expertise in first responder and military/veteran populations. Alynn was invited to speak at the Woods in November, 2017 at the invitation of Laura (Holder) Ward ’82 and the EQS faculty as part of Veterans Day.  She spoke about her work with TRR’s Warrior Camp® program where Equine therapy assists PTSD recovery among veteran/military and first responder populations.

Kimberly (Peters) O’Connor ’02 lives in Richlands, NC, and is now the Executive Director of the National Walking Horse Association.

Dr. Gregory J. Wood ’13 completed his Ph.D. in business (Organizational Leadership) through Northcentral University on November 1, 2019.

Kelly Suntrup ’16 recently joined the Young Professional Board for the St. Louis Crisis Nursery. She also started a new career as a blogger on Instagram reviewing cars from a mom’s perspective. You can find it @the_car_mom.

Linda Mills ’73, owner of Mills Floral Company (Duluth, Georgia) for 30 years, welcomes her two daughters, Amy Haler and Becky Scott full time into the import wholesale trade. Mills Floral Company specializes in importing preserved boxwood and UV boxwood designs as well as many other home décor items for retailers, manufacturers, designers and online sellers of décor items.

Karolyn Kruse Calloway ’63 became a member of the Martha Stewart Bulloch chapter as a Daughter of the American Revolution. She is also happy to announce the birth of her first grandson (named Trey) on Jan. 3, 2020 to her daughter, Marina, and her husband, Don.

Dr. Kathryn Best ’08 finished her pediatric critical care fellowship at UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX in June. She married David Sund (graduate of Westminster, 2010) on July 4th, 2020. After their big wedding had to be postponed back in March, they had a private ceremony just the two of them, the officiant and the photographer. They moved to Greenville, NC and Kathryn is starting a new job as clinical assistant professor in the department of Pediatrics at East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine and will be working in the pediatric intensive care unit at Maynard children’s hospital Vidant Medical Center.

Carol Seibel Blythe ’72 celebrated the sixth anniversary of their honey bee farm (Fiery Run Bee Farm: Home of Old Dominion Honey) located in Linden, Virginia this year.

Michelle Campbell Gangemi ’71 along with a co-writer, wrote the book Sunday at Castle Rock Park with all proceeds going to charity.

Karyna Sagalai ’20 moved to Columbia, MO after graduation where she obtained a full-time position as a Data Analyst at Veterans United Home Loans. She says that while it is challenging, she enjoys it very much. She also joined a triathlon group and is learning to play the violin. She plays volleyball once a week, practices yoga, and does a lot of reading.

Ebere (Alozie) Nwojo ’12 is happy to announce her marriage on March of 2020, and that she is now living with her new husband in Odessa, Texas.

Karyn Gramling ’83, President of the Women’s Auxiliary of The Salvation Army, Silicon Valley, CA, was scheduled to receive the “Exceptional Service Award” at the National Advisory Board Conference, but was cancelled to to COVID-19. Major Paula Wild was able to honor her with the award during a recent Women’s Auxiliary meeting.

Annie Graber ’16 started her own hunter/jumper training business in September 2019 called Twin Acres LLC and has been very successful thus far.

Dustin Z West ’12 recently made his international debut as the Production Stage Manager of The Ghosts of Versailles presented by the Opéra Royal de Versailles as part of their 250th Anniversary celebration. He also made a debut in Phú Quôc, Viet Nam as the Production Supervisor for ONCE, a nighttime theme park spectacular at VinPearl Land. He was recently promoted to Production Stage Manager for the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown NY, overseeing four new opera productions each summer.

Dr. Amanda Powell ’16 is beginning on her 13th year in education, currently in the Joplin R-8 School District, and is proud to announce she was selected to join the cohort of Missouri State University’s pilot program Aspiring Leaders, Joplin.

Alley Lee ’19 will be moving in August to start a career as a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual. She says “I wouldn’t have even considered a career like this if it wasn’t for Brenda Popp. I am forever grateful for the education I received from William Woods.”

Shelly Homan ’05 is starting his 2nd year as Principal at Heritage Charter Academy in Florida.

Nicole L. Czarnomski ’97 wrote and published a book about her breast cancer journey called How Cancer Cured My Broken Soul.

Kevin Lay ’07 and his family have moved from Missouri to Florida. Kevin is now a teacher at Nease High School teaching Earth and Space Science and Marine Science.

Susan Rosse Truog ’61 is living with her husband Fred in Kansas City, MO. She says that the senior living facility is wonderful and makes her feel safe and comfortable.

Laura Frasher Tuttle ’13 earned her Ed.D. doctorate of higher education administration from Concordia University-Portland in May of 2019. She is currently taking a few postgraduate courses through William Woods University for certification requirements.

Zelda Oesch Gagliardi ’88 is currently semi-retired from doing Wardrobe for live theatre (tours of Broadway musicals), tv and film. She lives in Florida with her husband Michael Angelo Gagliardi of 33 years. She is also the Secretary/Treasurer of the American Suffolk Horse Association.

Kaitlyn Niemeyer ’17 was promoted earlier this year to assistant loan officer at the Bank of Springfield, specializing in agriculture and commercial lending. “I absolutely love my job and my customers. Banks played a huge part in helping people get emergency funds. I’ve heard so many awesome stories from people and different ways they are making the best out of a bad time.”

Michelle (Thompson) Milligan ’98 started working as an assistant trainer at Gateway Manor Stables in Lake St Louis, MO under Rocky Brannon after graduation and worked there for 10 years. After having kids, she wanted to reduce her traveling for horse shows so she began dog grooming at Petco. That experience inspired her to become an entrepreneur and she has now owned her own dog grooming business for 5 years in Weldon Spring, MO named K-9 Creations Pet Spa.

Sheffield Christian Duke ’82 married William David Duke in May of 1982, and still live in Little Rock, Arkansas today. They have two daughters, Helen Sheffield Duke Coulter who lives with her husband in Magnolia, Arkansas, and Rebecca Riley Duke Connick who lives with her husband in New Orleans, Louisiana. They are also proud grandparents of James Benjamin Coulter (age 5), Sheffield Elisabeth Coulter (age 2), and Paul Duke Connick (age 4).

Dr. Barbara Cameron Abrams ’59 and Dr. Laurence Abrams are the 2020-2021 Co-Presidents of The Houston Psychological Association in Houston, TX.

Maria Lombardi ’17 is currently interpreting locally in Olean, MO within the educational setting. She is also working on getting her masters in HealthCare Interpreting from RIT/NTID and is scheduled to have it completed in May of 2021.

Lauren Eisleben ’05 graduated with an M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Stephens College in December 2019. She joined Individual, Marriage & Family Enrichment in Columbia, MO as a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor, specializing in addiction, couple’s counseling, and family of origin challenges.

Jill (White) Roberts ’68, a retired trial lawyer, announces the publication of her book, “How to Find God in Under Five Hours”. It is the culmination of decades of Bible study as well as graduate study in the field of Christian Apologetics.

Adam Dresden ’09 and Gillian (Tracey) Dresden have been married for about a year. Adam has published his first book Dark Cry: Genesis and it is available on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Cry-Genesis-Adam-Dresden/dp/1735172006/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1J187W8RRTNLQ&dchild=1&keywords=dark+cry+adam+dresden&qid=1594146620&sprefix=dark+cry+%2Caps%2C277&sr=8-1 This is a 3 part series that was started while attending WWU, the books include original art. Gillian has been running her own business for 5 years now (successfully). Adam has been teaching ART for 8 years in Columbia at the high school level, and hopes to make the books and future (golf & fitness) channel/business possible.

Lauren Thompson ’17 became the new and sole owner of Show Horse Tack, Inc. where they take a trailer full of horse tack and supplies to different horse shows around the country, as well as fielding online and phone orders. Their current website is being revamped but can be found at www.showhorsetack.com, and their Facebook is www.facebook.com/ShowHorseTackInc

Lynn Frydrych ’07 moved to Los Angeles to finish surgical training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCLA.

Michael Minner ‘03 Celebrated his 10th anniversary with his wife Lisa in August.  He is currently pursuing his specialist degree in a WWU cohort.  He is also using his masters degree as the Athletic Director of Charleston High School.  His summer baseball team, the Fighting Squirrels won the 16-18 National Babe Ruth Championship in Jamestown, New York.

Barbie Banks ’01 was recently promoted to co-executive director of the Ragtag Film Society.  More info here:

Olivia Davidson ’19 will graduate this coming May (2021) from Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS, with an MA in Theatre with a Concentration in Drama Therapy. She is currently working as a Drama Therapy Intern at a Domestic Violence Center in Kansas City, MO, facilitating group work for children and adolescents. She is also working with KC Tennats and the DVC, utilizing drama therapy practices as tools for outreach and education. Her primary focus is the intersection between tenants’ rights, housing, and domestic violence. During the school year, she works as a Drama Therapy Intern at Barrier Free Theatre with other Drama Therapists, devising shows and performing those shows with adults with special needs. 

Marilyn Gamm ’83 became the Transitional Pastor for Trinity Presbyterian Church in University City, MO on February 15, 2020.

Nina McKee ’19 (MBA ’20) started her new job as a Business Analyst for William Woods.

Shirley Anderson Gaither ’72 and her husband have a smaller farm in Southern Pines, N.C. where they fox hunt with Moore county Hounds and her pony.

Lori Lampert Hoos ’77 has received her FEI level 2 Eventing License. She currently owns a farm in Franklin, TN called Wil-lo Blue Farm.

Katie (Finley) Cauwenbergh ’08 and her husband welcomed their new baby into the world (named Finley) in August 2019.

Since becoming a widow two years ago, Sally Jadlow, class of ’62, has written her 12th and 13th books entitled The Road Home and Poems from a Widow’s Heart. Her books are available on Amazon.com at https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007F5H0H4

Zach Bruner ’14 started his first superintendent position at the Madison C-3 School District in July 2019. He also successfully defended his dissertation in March 2020 and graduated with his Ed.D. in April 2020. He was recently hired as an adjunct instructor for off-campus M.Ed. and Ed.S. courses.

Danielle Staples ’06 earned her PhD in higher education leadership in December of 2019. She is also now a dean at Arapahoe Community College.

Frankie Hart ’10, ’12 married Matthew Sunderland of Lee’s Summit MO in January 2020 in Riviera Maya Mexico. She also has a new job as the Social Media Manager at State Line Tack, a large equestrian company based in Pennsylvania. “My Graphic Design degree, EQA minor, and MBA from William Woods made this possible!”

Christy Fischer ’05 and Mike (both 2005 WWU soccer graduates), welcomed their second son, Boone, on November 6, 2019.

Connie Carroll Stanzak ’69 is pleased to report that she and her husband moved into a new house. On June 15, 2020 she visited campus and was happy to see all the fabulous changes since 1965. Her mother (Marjorie Barrett Carroll, class of 1947 and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees) left some very interesting pictures and brochures from her time at William Woods in 1944. On February 14, 2020 they welcomed their 5th grandchild. Her husband Jim Stanzak and her both celebrated their 73rd birthdays this summer and are in great health. Connie says she stays in touch with Gail Bragg Howey (class of ’69) as well as some other Allen Hall alums.

Jackie Springer Pinkston ’74 is proud to announce their 4th grandchild was born April 2 in Harrisburg, PA, Niles Robert Paul Maximowicz, to their daughter Natalie and husband Cody.

Nicolette Ahrens ’08 is certified as a PATH International Therapeutic Riding Instructor and has been teaching at Hearts and Horses for three years now. Her two boys, ages 5 and 2, love to ride horses and help with chores. She currently runs her own small horse lesson, leasing, boarding, and training business from her home while raising her two boys. She says it is as rewarding as it is challenging.

Kelly Cobb ’17 started working at MSHSAA (Missouri State High School Activities Association) on August 26, 2019, and says she has been enjoying it!

Stephanie Godke ’73 has been teaching culinary at a local community college, in two local businesses, and in my farmhouse kitchen. She and her husband bought and moved to his family farm 3 years ago this fall. She is the chef at Mississippi River Distillery in LeClaire, IA where they make fine artisan spirits from local ingredients.

Kyle Gabrielson ’18 bought his first house recently as well as completed his MHA (Masters of Heathcare Administration) from WWU.

Kim (Nunemaker) Powell ’91 was honored with the 2020 MO Art Education Association’s Secondary Art Educator of the Year Award. This is Kim’s second time winning this award as she was bestowed this honor in 2006 as well. Kim Powell just retired from teaching Visual Art after 29 years in education. She taught Fine Art Photography, AP 2D Design, and Graphic Design at Kirkwood High School as well as being the Art Department Chair. Kim is currently President-Elect of the MO Art Education Association and runs a vacation rental business at the Lake of the Ozarks with her husband.

Tami Clark ’99 reports that since completing her MBA from William Woods in 2006, she has been working for MU Healthcare, initially as a Training Coordinator, then as the Revenue Cycle Training Manager, and more recently as the Director of Revenue Integrity for University Physicians. This year she celebrated 15 years at MU Healthcare. She states, “The business education I received at William Woods was a great foundation and has served me really well in the business side of healthcare. 2020 is a big year for me as it represents my 30 year high school reunion and 25 years of marriage!”

Emily (Van Gundy) Stockwell ’04 (AXO) and Benjamin Stockwell ’05 (FIJI) welcomed their 3rd son, Louis Benjamin Stockwell, on December 7, 2019.

Levi Williams ’04 announces that his wife and himself had a baby girl (Vivian Rose) in December of 2019. They’ve also been busy rehabilitating a historic home in Jefferson City, which was recently awarded Landmark status. Their blog can be followed at OutstandishPreservation.weebly.com.

Jacque Mecklenburg ’08 is working as an Assistant Principal at Brokaw, a Early Learning Center in Oswego, IL, for almost six years. She became a Grandma for the first time on June 12, 2020 to Charlotte Elizabeth. She will be retiring after this year with 35 years of service to education in Illinois.

Maria Cauwenbergh Walden ’05 announces the birth of her second son, Jackson Cooper on December 18, 2019.

Tina Eisterhold ’12 will be teaching multiple subjects at St. George Parish School this fall for the 2020-2021. In January she became a grandparent once again with another handsome grandson Emric Eisterhold, who joins his older brother Zayden. They also build a new house and shed on the family farm and are enjoying the new home.

Jennifer Payton ’84 retired from GSK as of October 4, 2019 to pursue her interests in traveling, riding bikes, reading, riding horses, hunting, playing tennis, managing AirBnBs and supporting social causes. She now owns  Zuni, Comanche (two black and white paints) and Drum (Spotted saddle horse).  She is now a board member of the Bike Club of Philadelphia and the Secretary of the Paoli-Malvern-Berwyn Rotary Club. On April 13, 2020 Chittoor Rao Narahari and her got married in the parking lot of the Leominster, MA courthouse due to the COVID-19 lockdowns.  Once everything is back to normal they plan on having a wedding ceremony at Saint Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Wayne, PA.

Annette “Toni” MacDiarmid ’63 reports that she is retired from the lodging business that her family ran for 20 years. She enjoys her life in Maine, especially spending time with her seven beautiful grandchildren.

Darla Gaus ’06 announces her retirement from Canton RV school district June 30, 2020. She taught special education in 3 districts, 27 years in sped, elementary principal for 5 years, and served as sped director for 13 years.

Claire Catanzaro (Thibodaux) ’14 announces the birth of her daughter, Shae Christine Catanzaro on 2/22/20.

Dr. Lauren McMichael Vines ’07 was promoted this spring to Chief of Psychology for the Alexandria VA Healthcare System. She supervises 40 clinical and administrative staff, and leads the accredited doctoral internship program.

Christine Veirs Ringgold ’73 retired in 2019, after nearly 30 years, from Stephens Inc. in Little Rock, Arkansas, as Vice President Corporate Travel. “My amazing husband, Steve Ringgold, gave me a greenhouse as a retirement gift so I have been busy working on our gardens. Particularly the native pollinator garden. As a 20+ year member of the Arkansas Unit of the Herb Society of America, I divide my time between sponsored gardens, education and fundraising. In August I hope to get a positive response about a grant I applied for to help fund a pollinator/wildlife community planting project on 400ft of the levy across the lake from our home. Wish us luck.”

Laurie (Pryde) Shornick ’82 was promoted to Full Professor & Chair of the Department of Biology at Saint Louis University.

Katie Glatz ’11 is now the director of admissions at Notre Dame de Sion High School for Girls in Kansas City.

Douglas Webster ’16 says things are going well since receiving his MBA from WWU, including having two beautiful children with his wife.

Lindsey Echele ’16 married her husband, John, in June of 2018. They bought a house and moved from St. Charles, MO to Pacific, MO in April of 2019. After graduation, she was a lesson instructor and event coordinator at Castlewood Stables in Ballwin, MO, and is currently the Program Director and Barn Manager at a non-profit equine-assisted therapy facility in Wildwood, MO called Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT). She is certified through PATH and Spirit Horse International, and has been an instructor at EAT since January 2019. She has one horse; a paint gelding named Jake, as well as a dog named Leroy who is a spaniel mix.

Rachael Ostrem ’16 graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in the class of 2020.

Jennifer Strosnider ’17 graduated from Loyola’s ABSN program in December 2019 and started as an ER Registered Nurse in March. She also is engaged and originally planned for a big wedding in June of 2010, but decided to postpone the wedding until June of 2021.

Rita (Russell) Adams ’75 reports that her husband Stan Adams’ Vietnam memoir, “Mokane to Mole City,” a harrowing account of his tour of Vietnam as an Army infantry man in 1968-1969, has been a best seller for Vietnam history on Amazon. Rita says those interested in purchasing the book can also do so by going to www.Luckysnipe.com through her daughter and son-in-law Kim and Richard (Chris) Force, who received his MBA from WWU. Rita’s family roots at William Woods run deep – her mother, June Wickell Russell, attended WWU for one year and later worked for years in the University’s business office, her aunt, Marie (Russell) Foster, graduated from The Woods, her aunt, Lola (Wickell) Herring, attended WWU, her cousin, Beverly Condray, graduated from WWU and returns to alumni weekend frequently, her daughter, Kim (Adams) Force, started her MBA at WWU, her daughter Nikki (Nichole) Adams Tutt took WWU dual credit classes while in high school, and her sister, Shauna Russell Qualls, graduated from The Woods in 1972. Autographed copies can be purchased exclusively at the following link. https://www.luckysnipe.com/products/mokane-to-mole-city-a-manchu-vietnam-memoir-bravo-co-nov-1968-nov-1969-by-stanley-j-adams

Nathan Reid ‘05 & MED ‘07 won the American Family Insurance All American, Gold Key, Life Diamond Award in 2019.  He was also awarded American Family Insurances Agent of the Month Award multiple times in 2019. He owns the American Family Insurance – Reid & Associates, LLC Agencies located at The Lake of the Ozarks with offices in Osage Beach and Lake Ozark. Nathan Reid also won Missouri Magazine’s award for 2020 Best Insurance Provider. 

Bethany (Campbell) Reid ’05 won Missouri Magazine’s award for 2020 Best Sign Language Interpreter. 

Amber Cox ’96 & ’98 was honored with the Women in Sports and Events (WISE) Women of Inspiration 2019 award. Cox is the Vice President of Sports for the Connecticut Sun and New England Black Wolves.

Olivia Imhoff ’19 a Boonville native who graduated from WWU last spring with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, received the Patrol’s coveted Superintendent’s Award when her class of 31 cadets graduated from the academy earlier this winter.

Melissa Hughes Smith ’95 won the UPHA Chapter Five Distinguished Service Award.

Kayleigh Pivonka ’16 graduated in 2020 as a DVM from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University and begins her first job as Dr. Pivonka. After a year of traveling from as far as NYC and Texas for clinical rotations at various hospitals, she is looking forward to settling in with my horses and finally getting to practice veterinary medicine.

Laura Liebhart ’16 earned her BEI (Board for Evaluation of Interpreters) Advanced certificate.

Sarah Burchett ’18 married her high school sweetheart, Benjamin, and together they moved to St. Louis, MO where she started her job at Signature Consultants as an Office Administrator conducting background checks and processing payroll. Sarah made a note that at Signature Consultants there are three other WWU graduates working there (Alec Mulvhill, Anthony Dewey, and Miguel Hudson).

Lilly Davis ’15 earned her National Interpreter Certification (NIC) from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) as well as a level four from Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA).

Victoria Finn ’18 started graduate school at Mizzou and is currently pursuing her M.Ed in School Counseling. Along with this, she recently gained an Associate Director position with A Way With Words and Numbers, a non-profit organization that’s run through Mizzou’s Career Center that provides free literacy and math tutoring in 14 public elementary schools and after-school tutoring at the Daniel Boone Regional Library.

Ashley Bauer ’16 is currently working as a Sponsorship and Public Relations Manager for a Rodeo Production Company. She has also stayed busy with their family Australian Shepherd business and has had the joy of puppies over the last month or two.

Tarrah Young ’19 is living in Bloomington, IL working as a sales professional.

Adraquay Quinnine ’15, ’18 is a professional women’s basketball player, and while her plans were to travel overseas to play, the COVID-19 virus has put those plans on hold.