Basketball seniors go for their last layup

Lauren Allison, Staff Writer

 

Matt Dahlen

Before SMU: Dahlen transferred from Oregon State University, He played in 30 games and had 10 starts for OSU. Averaged over 10 minutes a game and scored a total of 46 points where he shot 50 percent. Had a career-high of six rebounds last season as well as scoring a career high or eight points. Academically he was a PAC-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention and a member of the Honor roll at OSU.

 

  • How long have you been playing basketball for?
    “For as long as I can remember. I probably started in the first grade.”
  • Favorite thing about basketball?

 

“The teammates that I have had that turned into lifelong friends.”

 

  • Favorite memory here at SMU either on or off the court
    “I would say going to Canada in the summertime to meet all of the new guys we had on our team. That was a great bonding experience for all of us.”
  • Any future plans with basketball?

 

“We will see how the season unfolds but as of right now I am just going day by day and will decide on my future after the season most likely.”

 

  • What are you getting your Masters for?

 

“I am getting my MBA here at St. Martin’s to enhance my resume as much as possible.”

 

  • What are your plans after this year?

 

“Similar to #4, I am just going to see how the season ends up and then evaluate my future after that. I definitely see myself in the sports marketing world after college if possible.”

 

  • What does it mean to you to be a student-athlete?

 

“It means a lot. The first thing I heard when I came to college to play sports was that we are all STUDENT athletes. That hit home for me and I have tried to focus on being a student first because without an education, we don’t have a whole lot. I don’t take this opportunity for granted and am thankful for everyone who has helped me along the way.”

Quote from Coach Pribble:

Matt is the epitome of a team-first player. From the minute he stepped on campus he was all about finding ways to help the team improve. He is consistent, and sets a great example for the younger guys in our program with his daily effort and positive attitude. His teammates love him, and he is an absolute pleasure to coach. It’s been fun to watch Matt develop throughout the season. After transferring from a school where he was asked to play a very specific role, it’s great to watch Matt regain confidence in his skill set, and expand his game. He’s very talented, and he continues to improve each time he takes the floor.”

Lauren Lindley

Before SMU: Lindley played for two years at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City. During her 2015-2016 season at CCC, she averaged eight points and seven rebounds per game, while blocking 52 shots in just 19 games.

How long have you been playing basketball?

“Since I was five.”

Favorite thing about the sport?

“I love blocking shots. It has always been a great way to release energy and a fun way to get exercise as well.”

Best memory on the court or locker room here at SMU

“Definitely the pre-game hype in the locker room before every game.”

What are you going to miss most about playing for SMU?

“The bond with my teammates. I haven’t had these close of a friendships with a team before.”

Plans for next year:

“I’m trying to get an internship or position as a child life specialist. I wasn’t to get experience in the field to help me with my future career.”

Are you going to continue playing or coaching?

“I might try and play recreationally. It just depends on my career and what I am doing with that part of my life.”

Hannah Reynolds

Awards: Reynolds was awarded Skyline Conference Player of the Year and Oregon School Activities Association 4A Player of the Year. She earned Player of the Game in the state championship tournament and was Oregon recipient of the Wendy’s High School Heisman for her effort on the court, the classroom, and in the community. Reynolds was also Southern Sky Conference Scholar Athlete Award for soccer and golf all four years

Before SMU: Reynolds signed with Hawaii Pacific University out of high school and redshirted the 2013-14 season.

GNAC All-Academic Team

2.How long have you been playing basketball?

“Since I was four.”

3.Favorite thing about the sport?

“Having the ability to bring people together and have a common ground that everyone understands.”

4.Best memory on the court or locker room here at SMU

“Getting hyped in the locker rooms before the games with my teammates.”

5.What are you going to miss most about playing for SMU?

“I’m going to miss the team environment. All of the team memories and road trips. Having a                 group of people to go through things with. Having my team through all of the highs and the lows.” 6.Plans for next year

“Working at Cushman Wakefield in Portland Oregon and finding a new hobby.”

7.Are you going to continue playing or coaching?

“I’m going to try to say involved in some aspect. Maybe coaching younger kids or something. I don’t want to give it up completely.”

Elin Johansson

Before SMU: Johansson attended Sanda Gymnasium back home in Sweden where she served as team captain.

Swedish National Team: She played in the European Championship in 2014, and has been part of the National team since she was 15 years old.

Awards while at SMU:

Johansson has been awarded Saint of the month, 2016-17 Second team All-Conference, 2017-18 Preseason All-Conference, 2017 Lynda Goodrich Classic All-Tournament Team.

1.How long have you been playing basketball?

“Since I was seven.”

2.Favorite thing about the sport?

“The opportunity to meet people from all over.”

3.Best memory on the court or locker room here at SMU

“Being able to get on the court every day competing with my team and for my school.”

4.What are you going to miss most about playing for SMU?

“I`m going to miss the community around basketball here in America. It’s a different energy and environment from back home. I like knowing everyone and the support I have received has been awesome.”

5.Plans for next year:

“Go back home and do rehab for my knee, start working to get money and eventually go back to school.”

6.Are you going to continue playing or coaching?

“Hopefully play in a league back home and possibly in a league somewhere in Europe when once my knee is healed and I`m cleared to go back.”

 

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