When thinking about what it means to really embody the spirit of a Boston College Eagle, there are a number of characteristics that come up: resilient, determined, loyal are just some. Few players have embodied these characteristics over their time at Boston College better than women’s basketball senior captain Emma Guy. Guy beat out a number of other very worthy nominees for this year’s honor: field hockey’s Sarah Dwyer, ice hockey’s Bridget McCarthy, skiier Parker Biele, and WBB teammate Makayla Dickens.
Emma Guy spent her first two seasons playing on a struggling women’s basketball team coached by Erik Johnson. She missed half of her sophomore season due to injury, and came back to a new coach and new expectation with Coach McNamee. Guy adjusted to McNamee’s style of play like a champ, averaging 14.1 points and 6.7 rebounds a game as a junior and 13.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game as a senior.
Upon graduating, Guy is 18th on BC’s career points list with 1,164 (yes, she essentially hit 1,000 points in 3 seasons because of her injury). She is also 11th in program history with 635 rebounds and with 68 career blocks.
Guy has shown her ability to find her spot on any team she is on, adjusting to different styles of play, stepping up offensively when she’s needed, and leaving room for other players when it is their time to shine. As a captain on this year’s team, which found success the Eagles haven’t seen since joining the ACC (20-12 overall, 1-7 ACC), Guy can certainly also be credited for helping to foster the never give up attitude that this team embodied, where no hole was too deep to prevent a comeback.
From coming back from injury better than ever, to adjusting to a new style of play with ease and positivity, to leading her teammates on and off the court, we’re proud to have Guy representing our school.