When speaking of Tina, it is difficult to find a place to begin and even harder to find a place to end.
Perhaps the first student-athlete at North Country to see the value of strength & conditioning, and how they relate to athletic performance, the talents and abilities she displayed were those seen at a higher level beyond that of the Division III junior college ranks.
As a freshman in 1989, she took a program on the rise to even greater heights with her outstanding quickness, skill and toughness. In her first contest against arch-rival Jefferson Community College, she scored six points in a seven-second span by converting three layups off three stolen inbound passes.
A year later, after taking her physical condition to yet another level – and adding a three-point shot to her repertoire – she just missed out on breaking the school scoring record for points in a game (46 vs. Clinton Community College) and became one of the Saints all time scoring leaders.
Off the court, Tina was a loyal teammate, daughter and friend. One would only need to make a road trip to experience Tina’s impact on the North Country women’s soccer, basketball and softball programs. Blessed with a razor-sharp wit, and the innate ability to see the good in all people, Tina always made you feel happy, welcome and needed.
Since leaving NCCC, she has gone onto a successful career in the healthcare industry and is currently the loving mother and role model for two young men who will undoubtedly mature into the outstanding athlete and person that Tina is.