KIN Basketball columnist, Angelo Robinson has kept us up to date with the rise and rise of Jacinta Beckley.
The Kapiti player picked up a scholarship to Seattle University a few years back and since then she has been a star in the The Redhawks women’s basketball team.
In March 2018 Jacinta was one of three players from the team to be named 2017-18 All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC). Now the news gets even better!
National honours for Kapiti basketballer
By Angelo Robinson
Congratulations to Jacinta Beckley who has been selected for the New Zealand Tall Ferns Team to play in Japan and Taiwan.
We are so proud of our Hoop Club Kapiti Player Jacinta Beckley, who has just graduated with a double degree from Seattle University USA.
Jacinta will be back home here in Kapiti briefly before going to Japan and Taiwan with the NZ Tall Ferns.
Jacinta has worked extremely hard, set goals and aimed to be the best that she can be.
She is proof that hard work and dedication on and off the court pays off.
We wish her all the best and look forward to hearing more of her amazing journey.