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  • Doug
    November 05, 2012 - 14:58

    Let's hope Hannah has a much more productive career than Taylor did.

  • Paul
    November 01, 2012 - 18:19

    The only previous Newfoundlander to play women's NCAA basketball was Jennifer Taylor, 6'3" daughter of former MUN men's basketball coach Glenn Taylor, who for Marist College about 10 years ago.

  • Dan
    November 01, 2012 - 12:17

    Congrats Hannah, do your best and achieve all you aspire to!

  • Jim
    November 01, 2012 - 12:09

    For someone from this province, with our small population and small basketball community, to be able to sign on and get a full scholarship with an NCAA Division I team is nothing less than a tremendous accomplishment. Hannah will be only the fourth Newfoundlander ever (and first female, as far as I know) to play at the highest level of American university basketball (behind Tim and Steve Beckett and Carl English). She will be exposed to coaching and competition and experiences that simply cannot be matched anywhere in Canada or in most of the world, for that matter. Congratulations, Hannah. You may or may not know it, but there are a lot of people here who are so proud of you!

  • Rose
    October 31, 2012 - 19:22

    So nice to see her getting a chance at this level. Have seen her play at high school level. Great player!

  • Susan
    October 31, 2012 - 18:08

    Jack, this is a once in a life time opportunity, a full scholarship to get a great education and to play American University Basketball. How could a top athlete refuse to play where the sport is being played at it's highest level. If that was your dream, wouldn't you want to follow it? Congratulations Hanah! Go down there with no regrets , it's your dream. Show them what you got. We are very proud of you!

  • beddy
    October 31, 2012 - 15:33

    Jack I fully understand the difference between NCAA and AHL and all that they entail. I was making the point that choosing a team in the CIS like MUN over Delaware of the NCAA would be comparable to a NFLD hockey player saying "I think I'll play with the Cee Bee's instead of the Syracuse Crunch" (just to use Adam Pardy as an example of someone who could say that)...sorry I confused you earlier!

  • Andrew
    October 31, 2012 - 10:11

    Jack, clearly you've never competed at a high level ..... Nor do you understand what it is like to work your butt off to do so . Hannah, all the best and congratulations on achieving your goal!!

  • beddy
    October 31, 2012 - 09:49

    *Delaware is ranked 11th. And yes Jack, NCAA offers much, much more competitive ball. It's like saying why doesn't Adam Pardy play with the Caribous instead of with his AHL club...just doesn't make sense.

    • Jack
      October 31, 2012 - 11:42

      Beddy, there's a big difference between NCAA and AHL. AHL consists of NHL owned farm teams, and its a professional Minor Hockey League. In other words, while the salary is not as big as NHL or KHL, their players still get paid. NCAA is a university/college based athletic organization. While their athletes get scholarships, money for course materials, and free lodging, they don't get paid for playing each game. In fact, NCAA regulations prohibit athletes from being paid, and any athlete whom gets paid will be stripped of their amateur status. Look at the Reggie Bush case as an example.

  • Mike
    October 31, 2012 - 08:46

    Good for her.

  • Jack
    October 31, 2012 - 06:57

    I don't understand why Newfoundland and Labrador's star athletes like Hannah Jardine are deciding to play university sports with American based NCAA as opposed to Canadian Interuniversity Sport and keep our best athletes in Canada? Secondly, I don't understand why she didn't want to play for MUN and truly represent her home province? I hope that in the near future, Newfoundland and Labrador's aspiring young athletes wishing to play at a university level decide to give Canadian universities priority one over American NCAA member universities.

    • prufock
      October 31, 2012 - 09:12

      I can't speak for her, but I can think of a few possible reasons. Full scholarship, did MUN offer her one? If not, that's a big deciding factor right there. Better opportunities in US basketball. Expanding her horizons by living somewhere new. And she did say MUN was in the running up to the end.

    • Steve
      October 31, 2012 - 10:30

      Tell me, when if someone offered you a full scholarship which allowed you to get a qualty education and play in the top athletic league, would you turn it down? American college sports will expose Ms. Jardine to a higher level competition which will no doubt improve her own skills and allow her to chase her dreams. As the saying goes - to be best, you've got to beat the best. Best of luck Hannah.