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Loper of the Week: Bailey Halbur
Jill Jumps
Antelope Staff

Halbur, a forward for the Loper Women’s basketball team, is the eighth player from Iowa to play basketball at UNK.  Halbur is a great kid and great at academics, according to Carol Russell, head women’s basketball coach.  Halbur tore her ACL last summer and had surgery on July 1. She was able to be heal in time to play in nine games this season.

What is the best part of being a Loper athlete?
You get a lot of support from the community and other students, which is really nice.

What has been your favorite memory as a Loper basketball player?
My favorite memory was the first weekend that I was able to play in games in Denver. I got to play against Colorado Christian and Colorado Mines. I was so excited to actually get in there and play with the rest of my team.

How many years have you been playing basketball?
I have been playing basketball since third grade, for about 11 years.

Have you always know you wanted to play basketball and if so at what age?
When I was younger I really wanted to play volleyball, but once I got to high school I realized how much I loved basketball and knew I wanted to play in college.

What made you want to play for the Lopers?
Once I met the team and the coaches, I realized that I wanted to play here. They are a great group of girls.


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