Summer camp reignites love of the game
WBB: Johnston, Interrante and Beyer ready for season after life-changing experience
One of the first things Jayda Johnston noticed was the shoes.
The Valparaiso women’s basketball player was one of three members of the current roster that traveled to the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota last June at the request of former teammate Grace White.
White, the first person from her tribe to earn a Division I scholarship, always wanted to give back to her community when she was done playing college basketball. While rehabbing from surgery following the end of last season, White invited Johnston, Ava Interrante and Katie Beyer to “the rez” to help host a basketball camp.
It was a life-changing experience for all involved.