Kabrien Rogers was the first Raider in seven years

Kabrien Rogers was the first Raider in seven years to be announced twice. Rogers, a freshman from Naylor, will play softball and basketball this year. She originally signed in the spring to play softball at Three Rivers, but as she was moving into her dorm room she got a text from assistant softball coach Terry Pennington telling her to go to the gym right away.

Rogers thought she was already in trouble just hours into her freshman year. She had no idea what she might be in trouble for. She asked her roommates if they had to go to the gym, too. They didn't.

"I was just really nervous," Rogers said.

When she got to the gym, women's basketball coaches Jeff Walk and Alex Wiggs were waiting and asked her if she'd like to join the basketball team.

"I've got to ask my mom," said Rogers, who agreed a few days later. "I feel great that I have the opportunity to be the person who gets to come up and do that. It is definitely something that makes you feel good about yourself. I'm looking forward to it for the experiences and hopefully I go somewhere else for it."

Come February, when both sports are playing at the same time, she said she'll likely dress for whichever team needs her more should there be a scheduling conflict.

"I definitely think it is going to be busy, extremely busy, a lot of decision making, but I think if I keep my head on, focus and do what I need to do that I can make it through," Rogers said.


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