UNK Athletic Hall of Fame: Erin Gudmundson Haussermann

UNK Athletic Hall of Fame: Erin Gudmundson Haussermann


[Inspirational Music] – Erin was never anything
but spectacular in a game, and she lived for the big moments. To this day, I think, is the
standard when it comes to attackers, and we’ve really
had some good ones here. But to just dominate
like she was able to do was something that we
might never see again. She was very physically talented. She could do anything. She was a really good basketball player. She dropped 37 in a game. She was a high jumper. I mean, she could high jump 5’9″, 5’10”. But on top of that, she
was a great competitor, she hated to lose. It didn’t matter whether
it was a game, practice, volleyball, softball. Erin wanted to win, and
so I think when you have that kind of talent and that
kind of competitive drive, you have a chance to be really good. If there were ever nights that Erin was maybe a little bit less motivated, it was probably when we
were playing somebody that just didn’t inspire her with
their level of performance. She wanted to play against
the best teams all the time, or the best individual
players all the time. I think the quickest way
to get her fired up was to talk about how good somebody
else was on the other side of the net that we were
going to be playing, and she would want to
make sure that everyone who came to that game understood who the best player in the gym was, and she was right just about every time. That’s the kind of player she was. I mean, just could take
over a match at any moment, always had a good efficiency, and just couldn’t stand to lose. So for four years, we knew
we had the best player on the court every night we played. [Inspirational Music]

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