Presque Isle's Hannah Graham will end her Bowdoin College basketball career this weekend in the NCAA Final Four in Virginia. Graham and her teammates will be competing in the Final Four for the second straight year.
Hannah Graham:" Super excited last practice in Morrell today which is a little sad, but at the same time excited about the future has in store for us in Virginia."
Graham is one of just three seniors on the 30-1 Polar Bears team. This is the second straight year that Bowdoin will compete for a National Championship.
Graham:" I think the traveling to a new place and playing in a facility and having that under our belt once is going to be to our advantage. This is a new experience this is a new city but at the same time we know what is like to be here and play in front of big crowds."
The Polar Bears are a high scoring machine they averaged over 84 points a game this season
Graham:" We play unselfish basketball and that leads to a lot of assists and a lot of fast breaks which is super fun for the fans to watch. My teammates can at will, No matter who is holding the ball I know they can get to the basket and get a shot. I think having confidence in ourselves and in each other plays a role in that. Our coach instills that are are unselfish and share the basketball and that leads to more shots."
The team has several weapons in the Elite Eight game against Ithaca all five starters ended in double figures. Last year Bowdoin lost in the Championship game to Amherst last year and they used that as motivation for this season
Graham:" I think having a taste of what is like to play in that game and standing there and watching Amherst celebrate was really hard and really motivating in the off season. I think we have had little goals throughout the season like let's get one percent better daily, but at the end of the day our goals were to win a NESCAC Championship and a National Championship and that been a team focus 1 through 14."