The Cabrini women’s basketball team will be losing a four-year starter this May. Senior Erin Crawford will be leaving the school to pursue her master’s degree at Widener University.
Crawford, a human resources management major, has been playing the game of basketball since she was five years old. At Widener she will take on the role of being a coach as the team’s graduate assistant, a job that, although different, will keep her in the game.
After four years on the team, Crawford compiled many memories of Cabrini women’s basketball. Her favorite is from her freshman year, in which the team won the conference championship and was invited to the NCAA tournament. Though the team was defeated in the first round, she still cherished the chance to play against another of the top teams in the nation.
Crawford is all about basketball, even deciding that she would take Charles Barkley with her if she were to be left stranded on a desert island. “I just loved the way he played, and I think he was a great person. He did some dumb stuff, but on the inside we was a good guy,” she said.
Not very easily excited, Crawford put her name into Cabrini’s record book forever by scoring over 1000 points. She knew going into the game that she would reach the goal so she was not surprised when it happened. She viewed the highlight as a great accomplishment, not an overwhelming achievement.
Crawford leaves Cabrini with all her memories from four seasons on the court. She will be around basketball for the next two years definitely and possibly the rest of her life.