Spotlight on Emma Perry

Video by Hailey Wineland

Hailey Wineland

Achieving her Dream During a Pandemic

Senior Emma Perry has a dream to play D1 or D2 college basketball, but COVID-19 had different plans for her path to get there. With 2020 being such a hard year for just about everyone, Emma Perry had to adjust her plans on the fly.

Playing with COVID has definitely impacted us. I was really nervous about it at first, but I honestly feel like it has made our team a lot closer. We have a lot of younger girls, so I feel like it’s given

them a chance to have to learn how to go on the fly. So I think it’s definitely made our team closer together knowing that we are all in this together,” Emma Perry said.

It is no secret that COVID-19 has changed many seniors plans, and it was no different with senior Emma Perry. With basketball being such a high risk sport, there was a fear going around on the team that the season might’ve not even happened.

We are so proud of how her story has turned out. Of how she never gave up. We feel so fortunate that SBU is the right fit and how she let her plan be fluid and let it change and grow with her and her circumstances. Her future’s so bright and she accomplished an incredible goal but as a parent, we are so much more impressed with and proud of her journey to get here, for how she had to learn to trust herself and for how much she’s grown as a person,” Emma’s mother Lyndsey Perry said.


Emma Perry was crowned Courtwarming Queen on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Check out Ellie Platt’s photos of the crowning: