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Athlete Profile: Victory Fredricks

Victory Fredricks is a senior power forward from Lagos, Nigeria.  She is one of the starters for the girls varsity basketball team.  The team will be competing in the NCISAA Quarterfinal on Saturday, February 19.

How long have you been playing basketball? Are there other teams that you play for?
I have been playing basketball for four years now and I was also in the NBA academy women's program.
What position do you play?
Power forward
What inspired you to play basketball?
My Dad inspired me to play and he has always been very supportive. 
What is the best part about playing for the Eagles basketball team?  
The opportunity to play with outstanding players from different countries of the world and compete with them as a team.
What has been the most exciting game so far for you?  
Our last game in December against Charlotte Latin girls varsity basketball. We played so hard as a team and gave our all on the court playing the game we love.
What led you to come play basketball at Rabun Gap? 
One of my coaches from the NBA academy recommended Rabun Gap as the best place for me. I applied and was accepted, and I must say I am glad I am here today.
What is the hardest part of being a student-athlete? How has the environment and people here at Rabun Gap helped you? 
The hardest part of being a student-athlete is stability. Being able to juggle practices, schedules, traveling for games and keeping up good grades can be very challenging and sometimes hard to strike a balance. Rabun Gap has been helpful and supportive. From the teachers, to the coaches, to each and every student on campus who are always eager to render assistance in every simple way they can. It makes it less stressful to look back and know you always have a strong support system.
What makes playing at Rabun Gap special to you?
The diversity and close community makes it very special. Having students from different countries coming together to form one body makes Rabun Gap amazing and it’s something I will forever appreciate.
What is your favorite thing about your coaches? 
The player-coach relationship. I find it very unique that we have good relationships with our coaches and the undeniable fact that they’ve got our best interest at heart always.
What do you like to do in your free time?  
Watch movies and sleep.
What's your favorite class and why? 
Senior humanities. I just love the class and find it very interesting.
What are your plans for after high school? 
Hopefully to get into a good college, play college basketball and graduate with a degree in Business administration or psychology as the case may be.
What other school activities or organizations/other sports are you involved with?
I'm involved in community service.
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is a private, coeducational day and boarding school for grades Pre-K through 12. Centrally located between Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC, we prepare young people for college, career, and a lifetime of leadership and service.