Senior Spotlight: Janea Aiken

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By: Helene Bruckner

Since joining the women’s basketball team in the fall of 2009, Janea Aiken has made a name for herself at C.W. Post.  A transfer from S.U.N.Y. Albany, she was named the East Coast Conference Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011, the Eastern College Athletic Conference Player of the Year, a five-time ECC Player of the Week, and has recorded over 1,000 career points.  She and the 2011 ECC Champion Pioneers will head to their first NCAA Tournament in 10 years later this month.

Name: Janea Aiken

Major: Accounting

Hometown: St. Albans

How long have you been playing at Post?

I have been playing at Post for 2 years.

What did you first think about Post?

When I first came to Post I thought it was a nice campus and that I could really enjoy myself being closer to home.

How do you feel about Post now?

I love the school and the location. I love being close to home and my family.

Lesson(s) you will take from Post?

I think a lesson I can take from Post is to be disciplined especially in the real world. I think that’s a lesson I can carry forward with me throughout my life.

Best memory with the team/of Post?

My best memory would be last year, when we won 20 games as a team for the first time in a long time and we also broke a couple of other records as well. I thought that was pretty cool.

What do you want to do after Post?

After I graduate from Post I want to try and find a job somewhere in the accounting field.

What will you miss from Post?

I think the thing I will miss most from Post will be just the college life, not really having to worry about being an adult just yet…not that I’m not looking forward to it.  It’s just that you don’t have that many worries as a college student.

How did you feel after scoring your 1,000th career point?

After scoring my 1000th point I felt like I had achieved a lot but not what I ultimately wanted to achieve…hopefully we win it all this year so that could be my best memory from Post.

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