By Matt Haile —
Kyleigh Hebert (Jr, Spencer, Wis.) has started at point guard since her freshman year. Milestones, including a number of game-winning shots and big plays, have marked her career at University of Wisconsin–Stout.
Hebert, an Applied Science major with a concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy and a Business Administration minor, was selected to the 2013-2014 WIAC All-Conference Team. She also won the Most Improved Award in the 2013-2014 season and has been a team captain since.
Growing up, Hebert would watch National Basketball Association classics on television. She looked up to basketball players like Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson and Steve Nash.
“I remember being asked my goals in the fifth or sixth grade,” said the 5-foot-8-inch point guard. “I said I wanted to score like Jordan, dribble like AI [Iverson] and pass like Nash. I don’t think my teachers knew what I was talking about.”
Hebert’s favorite part of the game is the competitiveness of it.
“I love being a part of a team and contributing to each other’s successes,” she said.
Hebert hopes to lead her team in contending for the WIAC title this season, despite a bit of a shaky start. The Blue Devils are 3-5 and face off against University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point in an away game on Wednesday, Dec. 10.