A-Sun Insider: Copney Sets Her Sights On Records

Thursday, January 31, 2013

MACON, Ga. - Bounce the ball twice. Pull on the shorts. Spin the ball and take a deep breath. Shoot it. Routine.

USC Upstate’s Tee’Ara Copney has made it seem as simple as a free throw shot, but what she has done on the court in her career as a Spartan has been far from a simple routine. At just ten years old Copney knew basketball was a little more than just a recreational sport and looked to someday play the sport at a higher level.

The road to playing for the USC Upstate Spartans was a long and tiring one as she had to travel around the country playing AAU but Copney always had family to rely on to help her succeed.

Copney accredits a lot of her success to the support of her family who traveled her to all of her basketball tournaments while she was in high school, which ultimately led her to Upstate, where her family still goes to every home game and several away games.

Copney, a native to Asheville, North Carolina, played her high school career at T.C. Roberson where the team compiled 100 victories out of her 118 games there. She completed her high school career with more than 1,600 points and set the school record.


Read the entire feature at the A-Sun Insider blog.