Former Reed City two-sport standout off to strong start at Mid Michigan
REED CITY - When former standout mutli-sport athlete Kamryn Myers signed with Mid Michigan College's softball program a year ago, she also indicated she might play basketball there.
She is much to the delight of MMC coach Matt Rodenbo and his program.
Myers, a freshman guard, is among the top players of a program that has started out 13-0 and is ranked among the top junior colleges in the nation. She was an all-conference standout at Reed City. Myers said Rodenbo asked her if she was would be interested in playing basketball at the Mount Pleasant College
"I was a shooting guard but they've wanted me to be a point guard as well," Myers said.
"We knew about Kamryn and thought she would be a good addition to our team," Rodenbo said. "She's a very athletic kid and can handle the ball for us. She has a nice shot. She's aggressive on defense and makes things happen."
She's been scoring in double figures on various occasions. She's been starting in recent games.
Of the team's first eight games, Myers has started eight. She is averaging 21.9 minutes, 4.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.
"We had one or our original starters out and Kamryn stepped in and has done a nice job," Rodenbo said. "She plays the one and the two."
Myers was able to effectively make the transition from high school to college effectively.
"It's a lot faster paced in college than it is in high school," Myers said. "A lot of the girls are a lot more skilled."
Myers has been focusing on improving her dribbling and shooting.
During the fall, the MCC softball team had practices Monday through Thursday, Myers said, and basketball practiced on Saturdays.
"It was mainly softball in the fall," she said.
Myers said she's been able to juggle her sports schedules OK. She'll join the softball team in the spring whenever basketball ends.
Myers indicated the MCC coaching staff wants her to catch, as she did at Reed City, but she's also been playing outfield. The spring trip will be in Florida.
"If we go to nationals in basketball, I won't be able to go," Myers. "If we don't go to nationals, I'll go (to Florida softball)."
The college experience has been fun for Myers.
"It's definitely fun and it's been different," she said.