Celina Eisenhardt commits to Murray State College

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PRESTON, England – Myerscough Basketball Academy guard Celina Eisenhardt announced Friday her commitment to Murray State College (Oklahoma/JUCO).

“It means everything to me,” said Eisenhardt. “It’s something no one can take away from me – to have this to show at the end of my time at Myerscough is something to be proud of. I came into the programme as a young girl and I now feel like I am leaving here as an adult.”

The 5-foot-8 guard and Edinburgh, Scotland native was a two-time All-WEABL North Conference Second Team selection and ranked second in the league in scoring at 21.2 points per game to go with 11.4 rebounds during the 2019-20 season.

Eisenhardt was an impact player for Myerscough in both the Academy League and well as Basketball England’s Division 2 where she featured in both years. Against senior level competition, she averaged 17 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 2.2 assists per game.

Eisenhardt posted season-highs of 34 points (WEABL) and 31 points (Division 2), both coming against programmes from Sheffield.

“[Steve Lowe] has been very transparent in what the team needs to improve on to be successful next season. His consistent contact and vision are what stood out to me,” she said. “He sees me as a player that can score in a variety of ways, which will compliment their style of play and I know I can make an impact.”

Eisenhardt, meanwhile, took full advantage of the provision provided by Myerscough College, extending beyond the court, where she held jobs as a residential assistant/warden and in the college’s on-site mini market.

“Myerscough has pushed me out of my comfort zone and that forces you to grow and learn,” she said. “I’ve seen a massive improvement in my versatility as a player but also a huge growth within myself as a person. I’ve learnt and experienced more in the past two years, than I could have ever imagined.”

The Aggies Women’s Basketball team is coming off a NJCAA Region II Tournament Championship, a 9-7 mark in conference play and a 21-12 record overall under first-year head coach Lowe.

Before arriving in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, Lowe was an assistant at the University of Portland (2014-19) and Eastern Washington University (2011-14), as well as at Cameron University and Belleuve Community College.

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Allen Gunn is a graduate of the University of Salford with a Masters degree in Journalism.