Former Timberwolves Davis Picking Her Direction

 Aliyah Davis averaged 8.4 pts and 2 assists a game in her final season with Sierra

Aliyah Davis averaged 8.4 pts and 2 assists a game in her final season with Sierra

By Jeremy McDonald

After leading the Sierra College Wolverines in three-pointers with 64, Woodcreek alum Aliyah Davis is pondering over four  schools looks back at her time at Sierra, it taught her a few things.

“Hard work pays off,” she said.  “If you want something, you got to go out and do it no matter what it takes, you have to go and do it if you really want to do it.”

Sitting in the Board Room in the library on campus the sophomore was one of 64 athletes that were either committed at a school or still undecided. 

For Davis, it’s between Simpson University in Redding, Cal-Lutheran, San Bernado State or San Marco State, but the decision to pick one of the four is a tough one she said.

“It’s definitely hard to make a decision because you want to make sure it’s the right fit for you and all athletes want to play at the highest level that they possibly play at.  It’s stressful.”

During her sophomore year Davis averaged 8.4 points a game and two assist a game, but off the court she was a Kinesiology major with a passion to be a part of the physical therapist field after she receives a master’s degree in the Kinesiology  field.

But all and all, Davis describes how it is to be a student-athlete through all of this.

“It means responsibility, time management, learning how to balance school,” she started.  “Maintaining good grades, performance on the court or the field wherever you are.

“It’s just a lot of mental toughness.”