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Canyons guard Bobic signs with Humboldt State

Posted: June 19, 2008 1:55 a.m.
Updated: August 20, 2008 5:03 a.m.
 

After a season in which she broke the school record for 3-pointers, College of the Canyons guard Andrea Bobic signed a letter of intent with NCAA Division II Humboldt State.

More than anything, it was a sense of relief.

"It's a relief, finally knowing exactly where I'm going and knowing that I'm actually going somewhere," said Bobic, who's headed north in August.

Alaska Anchorage and Sonoma State also expressed interest in Bobic, but Humboldt State stayed in consistent contact.

Bobic was consistent herself in her two seasons at COC.

This past season, she was named to the First-Team All-Western State Conference and First Team-All State for averaging 17.7 points and 12 rebounds per game. She ended her two year career at COC as the school's third all-time leading scorer.

"Andrea had an outstanding career at COC, both athletically and academically," head coach Greg Herrick said in a statement. "Although we're sorry to see her go, we're very hopeful that she'll make similar contributions at her new school."

At Lancaster High School, Bobic played in a system focused on set plays. At COC, the sharpshooter had the freedom to fire away in transition.

"Conditioning was tough but mentally you just had to prepare for anything," Bobic said.

More than anything, the 5-foot-8 guard learned how to play in an up-tempo system. At Humboldt State, she'll play in a similar offense to the one in which she thrived at COC. It's one of the reasons she felt at home when visiting the campus and checking out the program.

"I've always wanted to play on a team that has so much heart and where everybody wants to play and win a championship," Bobic said.

She also cited Humboldt State's fan support as a factor.

"Not just friends and parents going to the games but people from the community," Bobic said. "I've never had that."

In the offseason, Bobic has spent her time working, and also working on her game.

Her finest memory of the time she spent at COC was the Elite Eight game in her freshman season when the Cougars, who were the No. 4 seed in the South beat the No. 1 seed from the North, San Joaquin Delta. During her sophomore season, she set the record for 3-pointers in a game against West L.A. on Jan. 19, making eight. In her freshman season she had seven in one game but couldn't get over the hump.

"I just kept shooting," she said. "I wasn't trying to think about it because my freshman year I was close to breaking and I kept thinking, ‘Oh, I'm about to break the record', and I was missing."

The second time around, her teammates kept her in the dark. She didn't find out until after she made her eighth three.

As she enters her junior season, Bobic is looking forward to the opportunity of playing at the next level. And maybe she can get her name into another record book.

"I'm really excited," she said. "It's going to be a transition that I've been wanting to make."

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