Today’s blog is written by Brian Kelley, a Freshman basketball player at Babson College. Brian has a passion for teaching, community service, and definitely basketball!
It is a special privilege to be on the Babson Men’s Basketball Team. Babson is a great school and being able to wear the green and white is an honor. Recently, the team has undergone a cultural shift these last 2 years. Now sitting 19-2 and recently ranked 11th in the country in division 3 basketball, we are receiving a lot of attention. However, it was not too long ago, the 2012-2013 campaign to be specific, where the team held just 8 players and struggled to float above .500.
This year’s team has worked extremely hard every day physically. Coach Brennan has been pleased with our continuous great work ethic. With three senior captains leading the team, the underclassmen and I are learning from terrific models of the program. The new players, 6 freshmen and 2 transfers, have helped contribute to the team in a variety of ways, but ultimately it has been the team’s returning nucleus that has pushed us to this dream season. With the mindset of treating each game one at a time, we set a new standard each day during practice in preparation of the next challenge. Our belief is that each win is as important as the next.
Being a part of such a historical season has been awesome. This season is something I will never forget. Playing with such motivated teammates is just another example of how basketball brings people toward a common goal while creating lasting friendships.