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Basketball Standout Reaches Career Milestone

With 7:29 remaining in a women’s basketball matchup between Vassar College and visiting Brooklyn College last December, Vassar senior captain Emily Haeuser drained a hook shot in the lane, drawing a foul in the process. The six-foot forward calmly stepped to the line and sank the free throw to complete the three-point play. For a talented and aggressive player like Haeuser—known to most as “House”—it was a familiar scene in an illustrious career. Yet this moment was different. With that free throw, Haeuser reached a milestone that few players even dream will happen: 1,000 career points. Haeuser became just the seventh player in Vassar women’s basketball history to achieve the feat, and the first since 2003 graduate Carleen Aubee.

Haeuser has been Vassar’s go-to player since her freshman season, displaying a unique resilience and ability to adapt, and, with 1,100 career points heading into as of January 27, she is Vassar’s fifth all-time scorer and just ten rebounds away from becoming the program’s all-time rebounder. The lone senior on this year’s team, Haeuser is a three-time captain, named All-Liberty League Honorable Mention as a sophomore and All-League Second Team as a junior. In honor of Haeuser’s accomplishment, head coach Candice Brown presented Haeuser with a customized, commemorative basketball on January 29 prior to the Brewers’ Liberty League home opener against Skidmore College.

February 2010


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