Pusch Ridge scoring machine Bree Olson signed with Colorado Christian Wednesday night in a ceremony held in the school’s gym. Olson averaged 12 points a game last year after sitting out her sophomore year due to injury.
“I guess I didn’t really think that playing in college was a realistic goal for me after tearing my ACL until this summer when coaches started reaching out to me,” Olson told me.
“I was very surprised when colleges actually wanted me! I felt like missing a whole season of basketball really set me back on developing and improving my game so I’m just very excited that I get to continue to do what I love!”
Despite missing her sophomore year, Olson is sitting at 540 career points.
“Bree is a true success story!” her club coach Chris Klassen of the Tucson Rattlers added.
“She battled back from an ACL injury, stayed extremely dedicated. Is a multi-sport athlete at Pusch Ridge and worked extremely hard for six months each year with our Tucson Rattlers. I couldn’t be happier for her and her family! She is going to do great things up there!”
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com