Everything in life takes hard work including sports. The Grace University Women’s Basketball program works hard to develop a good work ethic in each of the young women that participate. In the classrooms, the athletes are expected to work hard and study so that they can develop skills that will pay off later in life. As they prepare to compete in the NCCAA, the athletes are pushed to work hard on the court as well. Each athlete knows that it takes hard work to reach the next level and here at Grace, we believe that hard work pays off whether on the court or life in general. The Women’s Basketball program is one you can get behind.
Shawn Kliewer will begin his fourth season as the Grace Women’s head coach. The last two seasons the Royals have won their Regional Tournament and competed at the NCCAA National Tournament.
Shawn’s basketball background includes playing four years at Grace University (00-03), assistant coach for the Grace Men’s program in 2004 and one year playing professionally overseas in Germany.
Basketball is something that Shawn has always loved and he has studied the game as much as he has played it. He focuses on the detailed fundamentals of the game and has a passion for developing new concepts for the constantly evolving game. His desire is that every player be maxed out on their potential, accomplishing things beyond their expectations.
Coach Kliewer is looking for dedicated players who are coachable and hard working. He requires his players to give 100% whenever they are on the court. If you are willing to bring a high level of intensity, learn to be an intelligent player, and want to compete on a National level you will be a good fit on the Royals roster.