Hard Work Pays Off

by Staff May 23, 2019

Gavilan College – Head women’s basketball coach Erik Nelson is proud to announce that two members of the Gavilan College women’s basketball team have found new homes to go to as they continue their education and playing careers. Jessica Curto (2018-2019) and Jen Rosales (2017-2018) have both signed their letters of intent in separate signing ceremonies earlier this month.

Curto a Hollister native will be playing for LeTourneau University located in Longview, Texas. The former Haybaler plans to major in business while playing for the Yellowjackets. LeTourneau is a private Division III school that fields 15 varsity sports as well as 7 club sports. During her time as a Ram, Curto averaged 9 points a game while pulling in 5.9 rebounds. This past season she was named 1st Team All-Coast Conference.

Rosales came to Gavilan from Live Oak High School. She finished her playing career in the 2017-2018 season. For averaged 7 points per game while pulling in 6 rebounds a game. Rosales will be playing for Fischer College located in Boston, Massachusetts. The Falcon’s basketball team last year had an 19-11 record losing in the quarterfinals of the A.I.I Conference tournament. She will be following in the footsteps of another former Ram basketball player, Jocelyn Mendoza, who is a former Acorn herself, who just finished her playing career this past season. Rosales spent another year concentrating on her education after her playing days were over at Gavilan as she switched her major from nursing to psychology, which is what she plans to study at Fischer.

When talking about the pair, Coach Nelson said the following. “We are excited to follow their careers both on and off the court, and wish them all the best. It’s proof that there isn't just one way to reach the goal of playing at the four-year level. The two set a great example for the young women that are in our program now, and the ones that will be joining our program in the next few weeks. Hard work and perseverance really does pay off."