Scholar-Athlete of the Week: India Jordan

Rich Donnelly
Created: February 11, 2020 08:40 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A leader on the court and a leader in the classroom... those are the hallmarks of our Scholar-Athletes and the basketball player that we profiled this week has the skills to take her far in life.

"Attitude, character, everything, it's not just basketball, it's more than basketball," India Jordan said.

And that mature approach to high school has carried India Jordan very far. The senior at the School of the Arts (SOTA) is the definition of a well-rounded student.

"School of the Arts makes you try everything as soon as you get here,” India said. "They make you dip your toe in everything."

The dance major at SOTA. has been on the varsity volleyball team since her sophomore year, but basketball is her main sport.  

Now in her fifth year on the varsity program, she has more than 1,000 points.

"I like to get my teammates involved all the time and to get 1,000 was crazy, I'm getting buckets, assists and helping," India said.

That fierceness on the court comes from a motivation at home.

"My brothers said I couldn't play basketball because I was a girl and the next thing you know I got really good at it," India said. "They push me to make me better."

And all that pushing has worked. Next year India will play college basketball at Valdosta State in Georgia and study sports medicine.

Congratulations India Jordan, the News10NBC Scholar-Athlete of the Week!

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