Each week, the Randolph College athletics department showcases a question and answer with our WildCat of the Week. This week is a senior guard from the women's basketball team Maura McMahon.
McMahon had two great shooting performances last week for the WildCats. She was 7-of-10 from the floor and was 4-of-5 from beyond the three-point arc for a career-high18 points in Randolph's 59-57 setback to Eastern Mennonite. She then tallied 16 points on 5-of-11 shooting and was 4-of-5 from the free throw line as the 'Cats defeated Salem 63-57.
McMahon has started all seven games for Randolph this season. She is having a career season with an average of 11 points per game and is third on the team in scoring.
You are already having a career year this season. What do you attribute the success you are having so far?
I have been putting in a lot of extra time in the gym this season, working specifically on shooting and improving my overall game.
What has been your most memorable moment as a member of the team?
My most memorable moment as a member of this team is when we beat Bridgewater last season in the first round of the ODAC playoffs, allowing us to play in Salem for the first time ever. This was a historic moment for our program, and I am so happy that I was able to experience it and be a part of it.
What will you miss most about playing and your time at Randolph?
What I will miss most about Randolph is being able to play basketball with the team that I have come to really love like my family. I'm going to miss playing the game competitively for Randolph and I'm really going to miss the other seniors on my team. They've been such a big part of my growth as a player and a person.
What are your plans after graduation?
I eventually want to go to grad school for occupational therapy, physical therapy, or athletic training but I think I am going to enjoy a little break from school before doing that.