Emporia’s Rebecca Snyder commits to Washburn

Published: May. 12, 2023 at 4:44 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Emporia girls basketball star Rebecca Snyder has committed to Washburn University.

After signing her NLI to the Ichabods, Snyder told 13 Sports how excited she is for her next steps.

“I love playing basketball,” she said. “If I was to tell my younger self that I was playing college basketball, I think she’d be a little surprised.”

Snyder was selected to Sports in Kansas’ First Team in Class 5A. Snyder will play in the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-Star game next month in Salina.

The senior averaged 15 points and eight rebounds per game this season and was named All-Centennial League First Team.

Snyder heard great things about Head Coach Lora Westling from her high school coach Carolyn Dorsey, who played against Westling when they were at Emporia State and Washburn.

”I guess her and my high school Coach Dorsey played against each other when they were in college. And I talked to Dorsey a lot, and Dorsey liked her competitiveness when they played against each other. Obviously there was the rivalry, but they seem to have a very similar kind of drive, and I think that drove me to enjoy being around her a lot,” said Snyder.