Abby Feickert receives RMAC Honorable Mention Team award

Jade Ellis 

jellis2@uccs.edu 

    UCCS Women’s Basketball senior guard Abby Feickert was recently named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Honorable Mention Team for the second consecutive year.  

      Feickert averaged 12.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game in her senior season, according to gomountainlions.com.  

     “I felt great being named honorable mention! I also had been the past year, but it was a great way to end my basketball career,” Feikert said via email.  

     Feickert has had an impressive career in her time at UCCS, not only on the court, but also in the classroom. She is a senior, graduating this May, studying exercise science and pre-physical therapy. Over the course of her academic career, she maintained a 3.989 GPA. This led her to be named to the RMAC All-Academic Team three consecutive times. 

     After graduation, Feickert said, “I will be going to physical therapy school at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Basketball has taught me organization and planning skills and also so much about the body and its limitations, as I got older and went through injuries (as well as others). Being an athlete urged me to continue with my PT career and made me realize that this is my passion.”  

     Her passion as an athlete helped her contribute to her team this season, when UCCS Women’s Basketball went 5-12.  

     “We definitely had our ups and downs this season. We were in and out of quarantine throughout the whole season and had issues getting back into shape following those. But I am so glad we were able to play,” Feikert said.  

     COVID-19 severely impacted collegiate sports this season and Feickert expressed this impact, but stayed positive over being able to play regardless. 

     Feickert shared that her favorite moment “was beating Fort Lewis in overtime. It was a great team win and a super fun game to play in.”  

     Feickert will be moving away from UCCS after graduation but still expressed her excitement to watch future seasons of the UCCS Women’s Basketball Team as they continue to grow and improve individually and as a program.  

     “I wouldn’t give up my experience with this team for anything. I love everyone that I met and all that I have learned, but I am definitely ready to move on with the next chapter of my life,” Feickert said. 

      “I loved UCCS as an academic school and my time here was well spent,” Feickert said. “I learned a lot about myself and other skills necessary for my future.” 

Abby Feickert