Unlike her older sister Liz, softball will not be the college sport of choice for Rockridge High School senior three-sport standout Emily Watkins.|
The younger Watkins announced her plans to attend Monmouth College this fall, where she will play basketball for a Fighting Scots' club coached by former United Township prep standout Melissa (Jones) Bittner. Watkins will join a Monmouth squad that went 16-10 this past winter and qualified for the NCAA Division III Women's National Tournament.
During her senior season, the 5-foot-8 guard averaged 12.5 points, five rebounds and just under three steals per game for a Rocket squad that finished 18-12 (5-5 West Central North) and advanced to the Class 2A regional finals before losing to league rival Sherrard. In addition to volleyball and softball, Watkins has also competed in track at Rockridge.
-- By Terry Duckett
Moline, IL Details
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