WPI‘s Spencer Vinson enjoyed one of her best seasons with the Engineers this past winter.
The Los Angeles, California native, who started all 26 contests, averaged a career-best 10.3 points per game. Additionally, Vinson registered career-bests in points (267), rebounds (187), blocks (38), and steals (17) while dishing out 23 assists.
Vinson scored 10 points or more in 17 games while netting a season-high 20 points on 10 of 13 shooting during her team’s 60-45 win over Cal Tech. The senior center scored the game’s first six points before finishing with 10 rebounds and one block.
Named to the Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) second team, Vinson, who started 39 of 69 contests, concluded her four-year career with 524 points, 382 rebounds, 67 blocks, 50 assists, and 38 steals.
We recently caught-up with Vinson to discuss her playing career with the Engineers, as well as her future plans beyond graduation.
What will you remember most about your final season with the Engineers?
There were a lot of memories I had this past year. I’d say my most memorable one was our ‘Senior Day.’
Was there a game (or two) that you will remember most from either your senior season or the past three years? If so, which game(s) are they?
One of the games I’ll remember was from this past year when we played Williams College at home. It was such a fun and competitive game from the start to finish, and we really came together as a team that evening, which provided us with some momentum for our next few games.
Another game I will remember is our New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) semifinal contest against Babson College. It was such an exciting game that I will never forget because of it going into overtime.
What have you enjoyed most about competing for the WPI women’s basketball program these past four years? What will you miss most after graduation?
I’m going to miss the sisterhood my teammates and I established, as well as the drive our team had, both this season and the past few years. I am so appreciative of how close our team has always been, especially during a time when so many of us are at home and not together on campus. We have established a sense of community and love within this team (and program) that I appreciate and adore.
Do you hope to stay involved with your sport in the future? Any interest in being a coach?
Being removed from the basketball world these past few weeks has made me miss the sport so much, so yes, I would be interested in staying involved with this game in some way in the future. I am not sure about coaching at this particular moment, but it is something I am certainly open to doing.
Tell me about your major. How did you choose it and what do you plan to do with it after graduation?
I am currently majoring in mechanical engineering. It’s very interesting. I enjoy it because it’s a very open field with different focuses and possibilities. After graduation, I am going to pursue a master’s in management. My hope is to pick up some new skillsets and become an even better communicator. Beyond my studies, both currently and in the future, I do hope to land a job with an athletic company.