October Scholarship Athlete of the Month
Writer and Photographer / Summer Pratt
After severe injuries during the basketball season her junior year, Elaina Ededuwa chose not to give up the sport but to work hard to get back out on the court – which appears to be paying off. She has received attention from multiple colleges, including Indiana Wesleyan University, and intends to meet with coaches to discuss different scholarship opportunities.
Ededuwa tore her anterior cruciate ligament, or her ACL, mere minutes into a game her junior year. The following day, she was told she would have to sit out for four to six months, setting Ededuwa behind a few steps. Regardless, she worked hard and got back out on the court. Her first game back though, she got hit from the side and re-tore her ACL. Currently she is working hard to heal in order to get back out with her teammates.
“I’m working harder than I ever will,” said Ededuwa. “That way, I’ll get to play my senior year and hopefully not get injured. I want to be a good role model for the little girls in the stands and my teammates.”
The HSE Mascot Monthly Scholarship Athlete of the Month is sponsored by Chef Suzanne (pictured) who will deliver a catered meal and plaque to the Ededuwa family during the month of October. Great work, Elaina!