Beverly Holmes: A Closer Look

by Megan Murray

by Megan Murray

sports editor

Beverly Holmes is a 5’7’’ junior Millsaps basketball player from San Antonio, Texas. She attended Cornerstone Christian High School, where she was a three-time All-Tournament and First Team All-Texas player as well as being a two-time All-Star selection. Holmes was also elected to the 2013-14 Southern Athletic Association All-Sportsmanship Team. As a freshman, Holmes tied the Millsaps women’s basketball record for most three-pointers in a single game, sinking seven three-point baskets. She was also named SAA Player of the Week last week for the first time in her career. Holmes is majoring in business administration.

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The Purple & White: Why did you decide to come to Millsaps?
Beverly Holmes: Coach Winkelman recruited me, and I loved the program… his passion and the team. I liked the academics as well.

P&W: What do you contribute your success to?
BH: Definitely the team… I have great teammates who always push me to get better and great coaches who help me get better. And hard work.

P&W: How did it feel to win the Southern Athletic Conference Player of the Week?
BH: It’s always nice to get an award, but it wasn’t really something I wanted to dwell on. We still have a lot of games left in conference. I’m just more focused on the team and getting better and improving one day at a time. The award is nice, but it’s definitely a team effort.IMG_7413

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P&W: Do you have any pregame rituals?
BH: Yes I do—a lot of work in the training room trying to get myself ready.

P&W: What are your expectations for the rest of the season?
BH: My expectations for the rest of the season are probably just to get better everyday and work really hard, and we’ll be successful.IMG_6171

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Beverly Holmes, the junior guard, has been a key component in the Majors’ success this season. She is averaging 8.3 points per game along with 2.9 assists. The Major sit atop the conference with an 8-1 record, with Holmes playing in all 9 games. With hopes of hosting the conference tournament in sight, the Majors women’s basketball team needs to continue their success and teamwork.

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