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Selsor to play for CSU-Pueblo

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Kara K. Pearson Post Independent

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Katrina Selsor didn’t want the decision hanging over her during the basketball season.

That’s why the Glenwood Springs High School senior has made a rather early verbal agreement to accept a full-ride scholarship offer to play women’s basketball at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

“I decided early so I can relax during the basketball season,” Selsor said. “It was a long decision. CSU-Pueblo, Metro State and Regis all offered full rides to go there. I wrote out all the pros and cons of each school and, I don’t know, CSU-Pueblo has been watching me since I was a sophomore, so I felt it was right.”

Selsor, a guard who is regarded by many as a Division I talent, gave her verbal commitment to coach Kip Drown and the NCAA Division II program well before November’s signing day. She had received some interest from Division I schools, but had little desire to play the waiting game that coincides with joining bigger programs.

“I don’t know. I’ve always had a fear of going D-1 and redshirting and then not playing until my junior year,” Selsor said. “I kind of wanted to go to a D-2 school so I could play four years and be happy.”

Selsor’s 5-foot-11 size and vast skill set should render her a candidate for plenty of playing time at CSU-Pueblo. As a junior, she averaged 12.9 points, 6.4 assists, 5.8 rebounds, 2.8 steals and one block a contest.

Glenwood girls basketball coach Bryan Derby credits Selsor’s balanced stat line to an unrivaled work ethic.

“I think she’s just a hard worker,” he lauded. “She never complains about anything. Sometimes we’d put her at post and she’d just jump right in and have fun with it. She’ll do just fine with her attitude.”

Selsor enters her senior year at Glenwood after back-to-back magical runs in the Class 4A state playoffs. The Demons advanced all the way to Final Four in 2007, following that up with a trip to the Elite Eight in 2008.

There is no doubt that Selsor will carry these great basketball memories with her to the next level.

Those, and the opportunity she has had to play with her sister in high school, Sharaya, who is beginning her first year at Metropolitan State College in Denver.

The thought of playing alongside her sister at Metro proved enticing to Katrina, though she ultimately decided against it.

“That was a really hard decision to say no to Metro,” Katrina explained. “I think it’s good for us to be away from each other for a while.”

Still, the sisters will frequently play against each other in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

Actually, the Selsors will find many a familiar face to play against ” or alongside ” in the RMAC.

Katrina will join former Rifle and Grand Valley standout Kendall Babler on the CSU-Pueblo roster. Other RMAC Western Slopers include Glenwood grad Kelsie Hert (Colorado Christian) and Moffat County alums Markie Workman (Adams State) and Angie Charchalis (Colorado School of the Mines).

Until she does lace up against those former teammates and old nemeses, Katrina has just one objective on her mind: to produce one more big season of high school ball.

And she believes nailing down her college choice early will free her up to do just that.

“Right now I have all the stress off me,” Selsor said. “I know where I’m going, so I can just relax and help my team get to (the state playoffs) again.”

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