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2017 Rangi Ruru Alumnae Signs Basketball Scholarship with NC State

Monday 21 May 2018, 3:58PM
By RedPR
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19 year old Esra McGoldrick has been recruited to play basketball and study at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Esra who graduated from Rangi Ruru Girls’ School at the end of 2017, was a small forward/power forward for the Halswell Premier Team, Canterbury U19 and the 2016 Junior Tall Ferns (NZ U19 National Team). She was also a key player in the Canterbury Wildcats playing in the NZ Women’s Basketball Championship (WBC).

The 6’3” teen is excited about the adventure awaiting her in the US College league.

“I am looking at studying social work or psychology, mental coaching or coaching but I don’t have to decide straight away. I can spend the first year trying different options which is great,” she says.

Esra adds that something that’s really appealing about NC State is that the staff stress they are a STUDENT before an ATHLETE and there’s huge support in place for the students to ensure they are achieving academically while also putting in the significant time needed to keep their athletic commitments up as well.

“I’m really grateful for the support from my parents, friends and of course Rangi Ruru, which enabled me to continue with basketball while supporting my academic work as well. That will stand me in very good stead at NC State.”

Esra will leave Christchurch for the US in mid-June ready to start with NC State in what is their Fall.

19 year old Esra McGoldrick has been recruited to play basketball and study at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Esra who graduated from Rangi Ruru Girls’ School at the end of 2017, was a small forward/power forward for the Halswell Premier Team, Canterbury U19 and the 2016 Junior Tall Ferns (NZ U19 National Team). She was also a key player in the Canterbury Wildcats playing in the NZ Women’s Basketball Championship (WBC).

The 6’3” teen is excited about the adventure awaiting her in the US College league.

“I am looking at studying social work or psychology, mental coaching or coaching but I don’t have to decide straight away. I can spend the first year trying different options which is great,” she says.

Esra adds that something that’s really appealing about NC State is that the staff stress they are a STUDENT before an ATHLETE and there’s huge support in place for the students to ensure they are achieving academically while also putting in the significant time needed to keep their athletic commitments up as well.

“I’m really grateful for the support from my parents, friends and of course Rangi Ruru, which enabled me to continue with basketball while supporting my academic work as well. That will stand me in very good stead at NC State.”

Esra will leave Christchurch for the US in mid-June ready to start with NC State in what is their Fall.

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