Pressure, challenges, and failure are nothing more than an opportunity to rise. Just ask Milan Bolden-Morris.
Coming off of a 7–23 season her freshman year, Bolden-Morris relied on her strong faith and perseverance to chase success, and she says it was certainly a “test of character.“
“I’ve grown so much as an individual and as a basketball player…. I would honestly want to go through that 100 times more,“ says Bolden-Morris, who graduated from high school with all-state mentions. “It was definitely a teachable moment.“
Last season, under first-year coach Joanna Bernabei-McNamee, Bolden-Morris‘s inner strength paid off. Before the holidays, BC had already won more games than in all of 2017–2018.
“It is a challenge, but I love my teammates, I love the coaching staff,“ said Bolden-Morris, recipient of the Barbara F. McManama Scholarship Fund for Women’s Basketball. “Everything is going a lot better… I‘m blessed to be in the presence of such great people.“
The mentors and support she’s received at the Heights have been key to her transformational BC experience, starting with her donor family, whom she met at a scholarship luncheon.
“I‘m forever grateful [they‘re] willing to support me to go to school,“ says Bolden-Morris. “I‘m not going to be in debt when I graduate, and that‘s one of the best blessings I could ever get.“