Skyline College Women’s Basketball player and Women’s Mentoring and Leadership Academy (WMLA) participant, Sophia Faupusa, signed her Letter of Intent to play basketball at the University of La Verne beginning in Fall 2018 on April 18.

Sophia has been a dedicated and hard-working student-athlete and will graduate from Skyline College this semester. She will receive both athletic and academic scholarships from the University of La Verne, a private university located in La Verne, CA, approximately 35 miles from Los Angeles, CA.

Sophia has been tenacious both on and off the court. According to her coach, Christopher Watters, “In today’s current “I/me” culture, Sophia was the consummate team player. We are grateful for Sophia’s contributions to our program and look forward to her continued growth at La Verne.” Sophia was known for her commitment to hard work and leadership by example at practice, as well as her tenacious defense and rebounding during games. Off the court, Sophia is a good student who is committed to her education and motivated to accomplish her goals. She participates in the Women’s Mentoring and Leadership Academy and serves her campus and local community. In the classroom, she is engaged, open to learning new information and is willing to be challenged both academically and personally. The trait that stands out most, though, is that she is emotionally intelligent. Her empathy and compassion for others makes her a competent communicator, and has propelled her into leadership roles in the classroom, on the basketball court, and in her community.

Skyline College Women’s Basketball team and WMLA are very proud of Sophia and we look forward to cheering her on and following her career at the University of La Verne!

Article written by Danielle Powell



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