Captain closes out Rustler careerRaisa Rybinski of Kinistino, Sask., has excelled at Lakeland College. The third year student is in the bachelor of general studies program at the Lloydminster campus. She has earned a spot on the Dean’s Honour Roll every semester she has attended Lakeland. She’s also a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lloydminster, spending time with her little brother every week. She reflects on her experience playing for the Rustlers women’s basketball program.
I’ve been involved with the Lakeland College women’s basketball program for three years. I’ve had a lot of fun, vastly improved my skill, met a lot of great people, grown and greatly matured as an individual. Being a part of the team has made my experience at Lakeland College very enjoyable. I am not just a student but an athlete as well and it certainly has its benefits. I enjoy the travel opportunities, the competition, the physical development I see in myself, as well as the escape athletics offers from the everyday classroom routine. I have grown into more and more responsibility on our team. The last two years I have acted as team captain and - as most of the girls will tell you - as “team mom”. I help settle disputes, organize team meals, help with homework and remember birthdays. Attending Lakeland College and playing for the Rustler’s was the best decision I ever made. Unfortunately it is time for me to move on but I will always look back with fond memories of my years at Lakeland College! GO RUSTLERS!