Ella Bushee '20 Commits to Play Basketball at Emerson College

College Commitment Q & A
Ella Bushee ’20
Number: 11
Position: Forward
Hometown: Walpole, NH

Why did you choose Emerson College?

The Communication Program, the opportunity to continue my basketball career, and the downtown Boston location are just a few of the many reasons I chose Emerson. When I visited the campus I immediately felt at home. The team, coaches, and teachers were all so welcoming.

What's it like to be a student-athlete at Vermont Academy?

A huge part of being a student-athlete at Vermont Academy is definitely time-management. Finding the balance between sports, academics, and social life is essential. But I think most importantly being a student-athlete at VA is building relationships with your teammates and coaches and creating memories that you’ll have forever. Being able to bring those friendships into the classroom makes the learning environment at Vermont Academy that much better! :)

Who would you like to thank for supporting you up to this point?

First, I would like to thank Ms. Henry... She has supported me since day one whether on the court, the soccer field, or in the classroom. When I first told Ms. Henry that Emerson is where I wanted to be, she assured me that we would make it happen.

Next, I would like to thank my friends, teammates, and the incredible staff at Vermont Academy. Each one of them has had a role in pushing me to be the best student-athlete I could be over the past 4 years.

Last and most importantly, a huge thank you to my family for always supporting me, being my number one supporters, and making all of this possible!

What have you learned at VA that you will apply at the next level?

As I talked about before, time management is probably one of the biggest things that I learned at VA that will help me the most in college.

VA has also given me so many opportunities to learn how important it is to put yourself out there and try new things!

Head Girls’ Varsity Basketball Coach Karen Henry said, “we are so proud of Ella’s commitment to Emerson College. Ella’s incredible impact on Vermont Academy has been a pleasure for me to watch, and I know she will have that same impact at Emerson. I am just so grateful to have been a part of her journey.”

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