Pointers’ Mundy signs up with Robert Morris
SOUTH POINT — A knee injury during her junior season might have landed Kate Mundy a college scholarship this year.
The South Point High School girls basketball standout signed with Robert Morris University-Illinois, a NAIA school in Chicago, Wednesday. Formerly Robert Morris College, RMU-I competes in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference with Calumet Saint Joseph, Cardinal Stritch, Governors State, Indiana-South Bend, Judson, Olivet Nazarene, Roosevelt, Saint Francis, Saint Xavier, Saint Ambrose, Trinity Christian and Trinity International.
A small forward/post player most of her life, Mundy suffered a knee injury in postseason play of her junior year. Forced to change her game, Mundy became more of an inside player as she rebuilt strength in her knee. Now, Mundy is capable of playing well inside and out.
“She’s a really good rebounder,” Pointers coach David Adams said. “She can shoot and she’s basketball smart.”
Mundy said she plans to major in applied health science with a goal of working in physical therapy.
″(Coach Al Bruehl) thinks I can compete for a starting position,” Mundy said. “I think I could. I’m willing to give it my all.”
Mundy helped South Point to a 17-7 record, including a 13-4 mark in a strong Ohio Valley Conference last season. She joins an Eagles team that went 15-9 overall and 11-11 in the CCAC last season. Robert Morris-Illinois lost three seniors to graduation.
Mundy said she will continue to work on her moves in the post to improve her chances of early playing time.