TEXAS BOUND: Monika Faerber heads to the USA on a two-year scholarship at Weatherford College. (INSET) Juliri Ingra a trailblazer basketballer.
TEXAS BOUND: Monika Faerber heads to the USA on a two-year scholarship at Weatherford College. (INSET) Juliri Ingra a trailblazer basketballer. Picture Contributed

Port City junior to hone skills overseas in the USA

BASKETBALL: Rising basketball star Monika Faerber will be thundering to the USA on a two-year scholarship to further enhance her growing talent and skills set.

Faerber will be heading to the Lone Star State of Texas next month to attend Weatherford College to study and play basketball.

The former Port City junior currently lines up with the Queensland Basketball League Logan Thunder team and looks forward to the upcoming overseas challenge.

"It's like a childhood dream come true to get this scholarship and go over to the States and play basketball,” Faerber said.

"I will study possibly nursing or business while I'm there.”

Faerber's last game on Australian soil ironically will line her up against the Gladstone Port City Power women's team at Kev Broome Stadium on August 5 where her career stepped off.

It was here Faerber's talent was spotted after winning the Under-12 Division 2 Gold Medal with Gladstone to give her the motivation to choose basketball.

"For Grade Eight I moved to John Paul College at Daisy Hill in Brisbane and they had a good basketball development program,” Faerber said.

Since then Faerber has been involved with great success when they won the 2015 National School Championships and has won four Division 1 State Championships with Logan Thunder.

This week is NAIDOC week and the theme "Because of her, we can” have rung true as Faerber's grandmother Juliri Ingra was a trailblazer basketballer herself.

Faerber played on the same courts as Ingra, who helped pave the way for future basketball players.



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