Fastbreak with Sam Barber
Gus Merwin

The University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point women’s basketball team fell short of their championship hopes last Saturday in an 88-84 heartbreaker to Simpson College.

For some players that would be the end of the road; the culmination of a career on the court. But for senior Sam Barber it’s a stepping stone.

“After college, I plan to make an attempt to play overseas,” Barber said.

Barber seems like she can bring a lot to the table. After spending a season at Winona State, the Schofield native transferred to UWSP and immediately began contributing.

In her first season as a Pointer, Barber was third on the team in scoring, averaging just under 10 points per game.

The past two seasons Barber has led the Pointers in scoring, averaging over 19 points this season. She was voted the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year the past two seasons.

“I think I lived up to my expectations to a point, but obviously now that it’s over there are a few things I could have changed,” Barber said. “Overall though, I couldn’t have achieved any goals without my teammates.”

This season Barber ranked in the Pointers top five for every major offensive and defensive category.

Barber ends her career as a Pointer sixth on the all-time scoring list, racking up 1,329 points in just three seasons.

“No one believes that your athletic career flies by but it really does, so make the most of it.”