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
“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
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.”