The term ‘selfie’ was first coined in Australia, so perhaps it’s no surprise that an Aussie who sunk a no-look, half-court shot selfie at UBC on Sunday.
No worries, mate.
Maddison Penn, a transfer from Virginia Tech in the NCAA, is in her first season with the UBC Thunderbirds.
“I’ve been trying to do it,” Penn said. “I’ve seen one of my friends from St. Mary’s do it on their Instagram, so I’ve been trying to do it since February.
“I was ten-out-of-ten stoked. So, it was a pretty cool feeling.”
Penn is a guard from Avoca Beach, Australia who played for her country’s U-19 team that finished third at the 2013 FIBA World Championships. After spending a season at Virginia Tech, she returned to Australia to play for a club team. This season she leads UBC in points per game (15.5) through two games.
The 2-0 Thunderbirds play their home opener against the University of Manitoba Bisons at UBC’s War Memorial Gym on Friday at 6 pm. The men’s team plays immediately after at 8 pm.