Athlete of the Week – Courtney Irby
YEAR: Fourth Year
HOMETOWN: Farmingdale, New York
How Did You First Start Playing Basketball?
My parents wanted to keep me busy and knew that I was more into sports rather than my sisters, so they put me in every sport you can think of and it happened to be that. I fell in love with basketball and was fairly good at it.
Outside Of Playing Basketball, What Do You Like To Do?
Outside of playing basketball I play club soccer and also spend a good amount of my time at my internship in Newburgh and I’m always thinking about how I can be a better role model for the kids that are in the program.
Who Are Your Biggest Role Models?
My biggest role models are my dad and my older sister Shani.
Are You A Fan Of Any Professional Teams?
Yes! The New York Liberty.
Do You Have Any Sports-Related Superstitions?
Yes! I always have to leave my knee pads down to my ankles before the jump and then I’ll raise them up.
What’s Your Favorite Sports Memory?
Cutting down our net on our home court last year with my team was by far my favorite sports memory!
Do YOU Want To Be Athlete Of The Week?
Contact Michael Rosen at Rosenm2@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu