This archived article was written by: Brianna Johnson
Forward, Kendra Dalebout, number five, is a sophomore at CEU. Hailing from Salt Lake City, she attended Cottonwood High School.
She got the urge to play basketball when she was in elementary school. Dalebout would watch the boys play basketball, and think to herself, “Hey, I want to play too!” So she started playing, and hasn’t stopped for the past 11 years.
Dalebout received the best scholarship offer from CEU, and thus made up her mind to go to school in Price. Her favorite class is psychology, although her major is sports recreation. She plans to transfer to a four-year school, but as of yet, she is still undecided as to where.
Without pausing, she says her role model is, “My mom, she’s the ‘bread-winner’ of the family and is such a hard worker.” When discussing her coaches, she laughs and says, “My coaches [at CEU] are so determined, they have instilled in us [the team] the burning desire to win.”
After discussing the deep material, she said her favorite candy bar is Snickers and her favorite food is a toss-up between pepperoni or pineapple pizza. She loves chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream and says her favorite movie is “The Guardian.”
Arctic Circle is her favorite fast food restaurant, where she orders a cheeseburger, fries and a cherry rookie.
Speaking of fast food, Dalebout said her favorite thing to do at fast food restaurants is to go tray sliding with her friends. I work at Taco Time, so I found this highly amusing, understanding why the trays mysteriously disappear all the time.
During her spare time, Dalebout enjoys writing poetry, which she believes sets her apart from other females she knows. She also enjoys cuddling and watching movies.
Describing her personality, Dalebout’s spontaneous laughter, outgoing personality and ability to be an engaging conversationalist are seen both on and off the court.
“Shes probably one of the top three players in the West junior college level,” said Coach Dave Paur. At 6-1, she plays guard position and is being looked at by Illinois, Colorado State and a host of other D-1 colleges.
“She’s a very good athlete at her size, averaging 13 points per game. She’s also sixth in the nation in free-throw shooting percentage,” Paur added. “She’s just a great athlete.