Firstperson: Rachael Vanderwal

Rachael Vanderwal 30, basketball player, Cork

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
26th January, 2014
Rachael Vanderwal. Picture: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

We had a team that went to recruiting camps in the US every summer. In my final year of high school the coaches started coming to my games back home, and I got recruited by Boston University.

Being busy in college made it easier because so much time was spent with schoolwork and basketball. We were training every day. I didn't have time to think about what I was missing at home.

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