Carleton Has High Hopes For Senior Season and Beyond

Bridget Carleton basketball

Bridget Carleton is closing out her NCAA career this season, but that doesn’t mean her playing days are over – Photo by the Iowa State Cyclones

Basketball has been part of Bridget Carleton’s life as long as she can remember. Despite the fact this is her senior season with the NCAA’s Iowa State Cyclones, Carleton isn’t don’t with basketball yet, not even close.

For now however, she’s focused on her team and court in Ames, Iowa.

“It’s hard to believe I’m a senior already,” said Carleton. “I’ve loved everything about my experience at Iowa State thus far. I’m surrounded by amazing teammates, coaches, support staff and fans on a daily basis.”

A member of Canada’s National women’s team, who recently competed at the Women’s World Cup, Carleton is a leader on and of the court for Iowa State, and as a senior, she’ll be counted on for even more.

“I’m looking forward to being a leader for the team this season,” said the AP Honourable Mention All-American. “We have a lot of newcomers, so it’ll be important for me and the other seniors to help the new ones out. We have a great group this year with a variety of skill sets so I’m excited to see what we can do.

With only one season of Division I basketball remaining, Carleton still has goals to achieve with Iowa State, Internationally, and professionally.

“After this season, I have a goal to continue playing for the Canadian National Program,” Carleton explained. “Playing for our country is something I love and am so passionate about. Also, I plan on playing professionally. The idea of playing basketball and calling that “work” is surreal and is something I’ve looked forward to throughout my entire career.”

The Iowa State women’s team recently completed a trip to Costa Rica, and will begin their regular play in early November. Carleton and Iowa State will also play November 21 in Chatham against Eastern Michigan.

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