WALKERTON — Even as a freshman, Jacy Borlik dreamed of playing college basketball. After impressive junior and senior seasons, the John Glenn standout will finally get her wish.
Borlik, a 5-foot-8 guard/ forward with the Lady Falcons, has committed to continue her basketball career at Bethel College.
“I feel blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of the Bethel basketball program, and I am excited to see what my role is going to be on the team. I know that at Bethel I will be surrounded by people who genuinely care about me, and I will not only be valued as a player but as a follower of God. Becoming a Lady Pilot is an honor, and I am looking forward to spending the next four years of my basketball career with coach Jody Martinez and his staff. It’s going to be a great ride.”
“Some of my recollections of Jacy during her freshman year were conversations about her desire to play college basketball, and what it would take to play at that level,” said Glenn interim head girls basketball and longtime assistant coach John Willoughby. “Jacy has worked very hard to make that dream come true. She has made herself into a hard-nosed and aggressive player who can shoot the 3 but can also post up and score from the low post. In high school, those skills got her to the 1,000-point mark during her senior year. Jacy has worked and spent the necessary time to succeed at the college level of competition.”
Borlik, a two-time All-Northern State Conference pick and two-time team MVP during her junior and senior seasons, averaged 18.1 points, five rebounds and 2.1 assists per game this season and 15.4 points with 3.5 rebounds a game as a junior. She surpassed the 1,000-point mark in Glenn’s season-ending sectional loss to Mishawaka Marian, reaching a career total of 1,002.
She is a four-year letterwinner with the Falcons and a one-time letterwinner with Glenn tennis, as well as a three-year member of the National Honor Society, a 10-year 4-H member and a volunteer for the Suncrest Church Children’s Ministry.
“Jacy will be a great addition to the Lady Pilots program,” said Bethel head coach Martinez. “She can go inside as well as outside with her game. She is very aggressive and is a true competitor. I believe that she will continue to get better at the next level. Jacy does a great job in the classroom as well. We are blessed to have Jacy join the Lady Pilots family at Bethel College for the 2011 season.”