2013-2014: An injury limited her to 11 games and she did not play after Jan. 25… Scored in double figures in consecutive games in December… Produced a career-high 12 (4-7 FG, 4-4 FT) in the road game against Calvin and followed with 10 points (4-9 FG) in the home game against Kalamazoo… Scored nine in road games against Dominican (45 FG) and Saint Mary's (3-5 FG)… Pulled down six rebounds and dished out two assists in a home non-league game against Rochester.
Prior to Albion: Achieved the second-best 3-point field goal percentage in the state of Michigan her senior year at Dakota High School… A two-time second team all-county performer who helped the Cougars win the district championship her sophomore and senior seasons… A four-year honor roll student who gained the all-county academic award.
Personal: Enjoys making people laugh, singing and dancing… Her uncle, Roger, played football at Albion from 1948-52… Has not declared a major but lists an interest in pre-med… Daughter of Mike and Lisa Bates.
What made you choose Albion for college/basketball? I like the program and the people in it. It was very welcoming and a nice community to be in.
What is/are your favorite things about Albion? I like the size the most. It was very easy to get to know people. Academics are made easier because you can develop strong relationships with your professors.
Mom's Full Name: Lisa Bates
Dad's Full Name: Michael Bates
High School Athletic Accomplishments: District Championships Freshmen, Sophomore and Senior year. MAC White Championship Freshmen year. 2nd Team All-County Sophomore year, 4th Team All-County Junior year, 2nd Team All-County Senior year. Midwest All-Region Team Senior Year, BCAM Honorable Mention All-State, Second in the State in 3-point Shooting Percentage Senior Year
High School Academic Accomplishments: Honor roll all 4 years, academic all county honorable mention. My team had the highest GPA in the county I’m pretty sure.
Hometown newspaper: Macomb Daily, Macomb Patch. Detroit Freepress.
Favorite Class: Biology
Favorite Food: Soup
Favorite Book: Hunger Games
Favorite Movie: Catching Fire or Friends with Benefits
Favorite Cartoon Character: Stewie
Favorite Quote: “Excelsior”, It means there is always a silver lining in any situation.
Favorite Card/Board Game: Poker, Monopoly
Favorite High School Athletics Memory: Winning District Championships three times
Favorite Briton Athletics Memory: Taylor Nugent coming back from an ACL tear at the beginning of her senior year, and being able to start the game and score a basket on her senior night.
Favorite College Team (other than Albion): MSU!!!
Favorite Spot on Campus: My Room
What TV show would you like to guest star on?: The Voice
If you could be on a reality show, which would you pick?: Chrisley Knows Best
If you could have dinner with one famous person, dead or alive, who would it be?: BEYONCE
Who would play you in a movie about your life?: Jennifer Lawrence if Beyonce is busy
What is your dream job?: Being an Agent for Famous People
If you could bring something from your hometown to Albion what would it be?: My Dogs
When you are not participating in your sport what do you like to do?: Hangout with friends/family, Take long walks on the beach at night, Eat, Travel
What did you (will you be) work on this off-season?: Getting my knee stronger
What are your expectations for your upcoming season?: I want to be injury free and work hard for a winning season
What is the significance of your jersey number (if you have one)?: Actually, me and Liv (Olivia Savage) made a promise freshmen year of high school that neither of us could have #21 so I just picked #23 and I actually really grew to like it.
What is your pre-competition ritual?: In high school I used to eat jimmy johns before every game but we don’t have one in Albion so I don’t have a ritual now. I guess braiding my hair could count.
Who is your sports hero?: Wilma Rudolph