Shorter was the first-ever signee for the IUK women’s program, which will begin play next season under coach Whitney Farris.
“I’m really excited and it’s a great opportunity to be on their first team ever,” Shorter said. “I’m looking forward to playing with all those girls and we want to set a standard for the program.”
The Winamac standout added she will work on her guard skills this offseason in anticipation for college basketball. She’s a good midrange shooter and hopes to add the 3-point ball to her repertoire at the next level.
Shorter is running track this spring. She tied the school record in the high jump last year at 5-3 and hopes to break the record this year.
The following is a question-and-answer session with Shorter.
Q. Of the sports you play, which is your favorite? Why?
A. Basketball is my favorite because you get to meet new people that also enjoy the game.
Q. How did you first get started in sports? At what age?
A. I started playing Y dribblers in elementary. I then played on various AAU teams from fourth grade on.
Q. Do you have any family members who played sports?
A. Yes, my dad played football, basketball and track. My mom played volleyball.
Q. Have you ever played a sport that you were not successful at?
A. I would have to say I have always struggled with softball.
Q. How do you feel you’ve improved as an athlete since you first started playing?
A. I think that I have gotten stronger and gained more confidence.
Q. Who do you consider your biggest role model? Why?
A. My biggest role models are my parents because they taught me to always work hard.
Q. What experiences have you had in sports have made you the athlete you are today?