Nevada high school champion studies nursing

Laramie County Community College Freshman Courtney Walker plays guard for the Golden Eagles women’s basketball team. She said she hopes for a good season this year.  


Walker transferred from Centennial High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. She played for their women’s basketball team, and they won three state championships in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and four Division and Regional Championships. Centennial was ranked number two in the nation and received the 2017 Nevada Team of the Year award. Courtney received a varsity letter for all four years.  


With Walker’s successful basketball background, choosing a college that had a basketball team and offered the program she wanted to major in was also important.


“LCCC was the best fit for me because of the great nursing program and having the chance to play basketball,” Walker said.


When Walker was choosing to play for the Golden Eagles, a teammate from high school joined her to play in Cheyenne.


“I knew and played with Sarah Kruthaupt since the 6th grade,” Walker said. “We have won three state championships together.”


Because Walker has been a part of three state championships, she hopes to achieve a championship with the LCCC women’s basketball team.


“The main goal is to win a championship, there is a lot of work that needs to be put in to achieve this goal,” Walker said. “I think our team will need to have a lot of heart and fight to have a successful season.”


Walker has high hopes for the season and wants to win a championship. Walker wants to continue her academic career in the nursing program at LCCC. She said having a familiar face on the team will help achieve her goals for basketball.

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