In front of a room full of enthusiastic supporters last Tuesday, Nov. 22, Mohonasen High School senior and basketball star Saeeda Abdul-Aziz officially signed her National Letter of Intent to play Division I womens’ basketball at Davidson College, where she has received a full scholarship for her excellence in athletics and her abilities as a student.
Saeeda has been a five-year varsity starter at Mohonasen and eclipsed the 1000-point mark last season. She currently ranks second in career points at Mohonasen by 47 points — and has a full varsity season ahead of her before graduation.
Davidson College is a private, liberal arts college in North Carolina that has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholar recipients and serves as alma mater to NBA star Stephen Curry. During the signing ceremony, Saeeda shared that she received multiple Division I offers but chose Davidson because she felt it was the best fit for what she was seeking in a college.
“It was a hard decision, but what I liked about Davidson was its small campus, amazing people, great academics and honor code,” Saeeda said. “They take their honor code seriously, and I want to be a part of a place like that — a place that pushes you and makes you a better person.”
Saeeda said that she looks forward to Davidson’s rigorous academic offerings, in addition to its highly regarded athletic opportunities, and plans to study law after her graduation at Mohonasen. She expressed gratitude toward her family, teammates and coaches for supporting her throughout the years and helping her to reach this moment.
View coverage by Time Warner Cable News of the signing ceremony for additional comments from Saeeda.