Trapp chooses UCLA, but looks forward to finishing high school basketball career firstStanding 6-foot-9, there is perhaps only one collegiate basketball history book that is taller than Savanna Trapp: the UCLA Bruins.
By: Tyler Korby, Pine Journal
Standing 6-foot-9, there is perhaps only one collegiate basketball history book that is taller than Savanna Trapp: the UCLA Bruins.
That’s why the decision was so easy for the Esko senior superstar to advance her playing career and verbally commit to the Division I university women’s basketball program last Thursday.
“There is so much tradition there,” Trapp said. “John Wooden coached there. Everyone just loves basketball. It was the perfect fit.”
Trapp said she and her mother traveled to Los Angeles two weeks ago to tour the Westwood, Calif., campus of the powerhouse program.
While enjoying local beaches during their six-day vacation, Trapp said she spent one day on campus, and returned home to make her decision with her family. Soon after, like the popular television show “The Bachelorette,” Trapp sent a card and flowers to the coaches asking to accept her final rose.
“I’ve only watched the season finale once, I think,” Trapp said with a laugh about the show. “It was kind of cheesy, but I wanted it to be special.”
Trapp averaged 20.1 points and 9.5 rebounds per game last season, setting a single-season school record with 604 points. She said she also visited Minnesota, Northwestern, Iowa, Iowa State and Southern Cal universities.
Trapp said she has high hopes in her final upcoming season with the Eskomos. She will sign an official letter of intent for UCLA in November.
“The campus was beautiful and I fell in love with the coaches,” said Trapp, who is looking to major in marine biology. “I just knew this was it.”