Gordon, Bruins pick up where '09 left off

Keisha GordonSophomore Keisha Gordon will admit everyone's motivated to beat the George Fox women's basketball team this season. Going 32-0 and winning a Division III national championship will do that.

Still, Gordon and the Bruins seem to relish the fact they have a big target on their collective back. "We know everyone is trying to gun for us," she recently told The Columbian newspaper. "That's just an incentive for us to keep working hard."

As of this week, that work has paid off in the form of a 14-2 overall record and 8-0 mark in the Northwest Conference. In short, the Bruins haven't let last year's success go to their heads.

Gordon, for her part, leads the team with 15.5 points and three steals per game. She has hit 33 of 88 three-point attempts and nearly 85 percent of her free throws.

Most importantly, she is having the time of her life at George Fox. “It’s been a blast,” she told The Columbian. “I just love it. It’s awesome. I can’t imagine myself anywhere else. It’s perfect for me — not only athletically, but spiritually and academically. I absolutely love it.”

To read The Columbian's recent feature on Gordon, visit this link to the newspaper's website.