|High School:||Maple Valley|
One of the women's basketball representatives to Albion's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
2013-2014: A starter in a nine-game stretch from mid-January through the end of the season and she responded by scoring in double figures five times… Produced 17 points (5-8 FG, 5-7 FT), five rebounds, and five assists in the Feb. 8 game at Trine… Knocked down 6-of-11 shots from the field in scoring 14 in the home game against Hope… Pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds (five on the offensive end) in the game at Saint Mary's.
2012-2013: Playing time increased in January and February and she responded by producing seven points (3-5 FG) in the home win over Kalamazoo… Pulled down three rebounds in the home game against Kalamazoo and the road game versus Trine… Dished out three assists in three assists in the home game against Saint Mary’s.
Prior to Albion: A point guard who achieved all-Kalamazoo Valley Association and first team all-Barry County status as a senior… A two-year team captain on teams coached by Landon Wilkes… Named the Lions’ most valuable player in 2008.
Personal: An exercise science major with a minor in communication studies… Daughter of Larry and Rane Popa.
What made you choose Albion for college/basketball? The people, everyone is friendly and helpful.
What is/are your favorite things about Albion? The team and the people.
Mom's Full Name: Rane Elizabeth Grace Popa
Dad's Full Name: Larry James Popa
High School Athletic Accomplishments: All-Conference, All Barry County 1st Team Senior Year, All Barry County 2nd Team Junior Year
High School Academic Accomplishments: High Honor
Hometown newspaper: Maple Valley Newspaper
College Extracurriculars (along with basketball): Basketball, Student Athlete Advisory Committee Representative, Special Olympics Coach
Favorite Class: Economics
Favorite Food: Quiche
Favorite Cartoon Character: Tom and Jerry
Favorite Quote: Do the best you can and leave the rest up to God.
Favorite Card/Board Game: Euchre
Favorite High School Athletics Memory: Beating Schoolcraft in double OT.
Favorite Briton Athletics Memory: Winning the games on senior night my freshman and sophomore years. Both games were teams we had lost to earlier in the season.
Favorite College Team (other than Albion): MSU
Favorite Spot on Campus: Baldwin
What TV show would you like to guest star on?: Wheel of Fortune
If you could be on a reality show, which would you pick?: Duck Dynasty
If you could have dinner with one famous person, dead or alive, who would it be?: Pete Maravich
What is your dream job?: Coaching Basketball
If you could bring something from your hometown to Albion what would it be?: Moo-ville Creamery
When you are not participating in your sport what do you like to do?: Hang out with my nephews.
What did you (will you be) work on this off-season?: Jump shot
What are your expectations for your upcoming season?: Win the conference.
What is the significance of your jersey number (if you have one)?: My brother picked it.
What is your pre-competition ritual?: Lace my shoes.
Who is your sports hero?: My brother.