Rebekah Faulkner – Faulkner County Falcons

Rebekah Faulkner has been a Faulkner County Falcon since she was 9 years old.

“I remember when I had my first basketball practice,” she said. “I was so ready to get on the court and become a really good player like all the older girls I played with. This season, I’m working to improve my skills, to show Christian values on and off the court, and to have good sportsmanship while still playing aggressively. As a team, we want to improve our relationship and skills and improve our court vision.

“I want to be remembered as someone who plays hard but shows Christ on the court, someone who has good sportsmanship, and as someone the younger basketball girls can look up to.”

Faulkner and the Falcons compete in the Arkansas Homeschool Conference.

“Rebekah has been putting the work in over the past few years,” said Falcons Head Coach Jennifer Rusher. “She is constantly looking for ways to improve. I am counting on her to block out and pull down boards, be on the weak side to rebound and make quick putbacks, and make her fast-break layups. Rebekah can play multiple roles on the court. She has played guard, helping to bring the ball down, and has helped create plays along with playing shooting guard.

“On off days, you can find Rebekah at the gym constantly working to improve. I have watched her grow and develop as a basketball player and as a person over the years. She is an absolute joy to coach.”