Cortney Storey, a senior on PC’s women’s basketball team, came to Clinton from Fayetteville, Tennessee to play at the Division 1 level at a school known also for its academics. She found what she was looking for at PC. And a whole lot more.
Cortney knew PC was the right school when Ronny Fisher, former PC women’s basketball coach, offered her a scholarship.
“Luckily, PC was also an incredible academic school that was going to offer me a great education for the future,” Cortney said. “Not to mention my amazing teammates that I have grown to know and love and made lifelong friendships with.”
Home Court Advantage
Cortney also found that Clinton reminded her of home.
“Fayetteville has the same small-town, country feel like Clinton,” Cortney said. “It has a historic, charming square with some cute boutiques and delicious food like Clinton.”
Cortney felt comfortable being in a small town. Soon after, she began to love the personal relationships she made with her professors. These bonds, along with her close relationships with her teammates, have made her experience on campus unforgettable.
Cortney has been teammates with Janie Miles for four years.
“Cortney cares deeply about the success of our team, but is very humble when it comes to her own success,” Janie said. “Most people don’t get an opportunity to play with someone like her at all, much less for their entire career.”
Preparing for Life After PC
Being at PC and playing basketball have done more than help Cortney create lifelong friendships. Being a student-athlete has also prepared Cortney for the real-world. In the classroom, Cortney has learned time management skills and discipline.
“Basketball has taught me life skills that I will use in every aspect of my life in the future such as pushing through long nights at the office or having the focus to get through situations that maybe you cannot control but must handle,” Cortney said.
On the court, Cortney has learned perseverance, toughness, and relentlessness. She’s the first player in PC history with 1000 points, 400 assists, and 200 steals. Several times she was named the Big South Player of the Week.
The Next Shot
“I hope as my career at PC ends I can look back and see that I have made a positive impact on my school, basketball program, and teammates’ lives,” Cortney said.
As her career winds down at PC, Cortney is planning to go to pharmacy school. She’s majoring in business with an accounting concentration. Cortney hopes her biology and chemistry background and business knowledge will give her a unique edge among other pharmacists during school and throughout her career.
Check out our Visit Campus page to visit the place that Cortney has called home for four years. Want to learn more about Cortney’s major? Head on over to the Economics and Business Administration pages.
Written by Reese Bates ’19