Look to the Ultimate Leader
I was raised in the great basketball state of Indiana and I began dribbling a basketball not long after I learned to walk.
Then, at the age of seven, I made the decision to become a Christian. A couple years ago something very interesting happened to me. I was going through a major slump in my game. The first half of my junior season at the University of Tennessee was the worst I have ever had as an athlete. I placed the blame on many different things, but the slump remained. God really got my attention, and I realized that I had been trying to find significance and fulfillment in my success as a basketball player instead of finding it in my relationship with Jesus Christ.
When I got my priorities back in order and looked to Him as the ultimate Leader for my life, I began to enjoy basketball again. My life and my game are far from perfect, but I realize that Jesus is the One who gives meaning and purpose to it all.
Since then, I am also continuing my basketball career in the WNBA with the San Antonio Silver Stars.
Written by Shanna Zolman, Forward for the Tennessee Volunteers
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