Anna's Basketball Roots:
Basketball began at an early age for Anna Prins as she started participating in church league and City of Broomfield recreation league play in early elementary school. This experience kindled team camaraderie and began building the desire to play the game she would later grow to love. By the time she reached her junior high years, Anna moved into feeder team play with the Broomfield Blaze and began her club career with the Boulder Rockies Basketball Club. These experiences introduced her to the hard work and competitive nature of the game of basketball. Broomfield High School was Anna's next stop in her basketball career. She was blessed to play for a very strong high school program with many great teammates and a excellent coaching staff. These years saw Broomfield win four Northern Conference Championships and three State 4A titles. She also experienced competition nationally during her high school years while playing for the Boulder Rockies, competing against some of the best high school women's basketball players in the nation. This experience would prove to be valuable, as the next step was to play for Iowa State University. The Cyclones are a perennial NCAA Division 1 Top 25 program competing in the rugged Big 12 conference. Anna's career in Ames was rich with competition; competing against players like Danielle Adams, currently with the San Antonio Silver Stars and Brittney Griner, currently with the Phoenix Mercury on a regular basis in conference play. ISU made the NCAA Tournament all of the fours years Anna competed for the Cyclones, with her freshmen year going to the Sweet 16, loosing to eventual champion Connecticut. Anna had the honor of being matched up against Tina Charles that game, the NCAA Player of the Year that year and currently with the Connecticut Sun, being named WNBA MVP last year. Anna finished her playing career strong at ISU, helping her team to a second place finish in the Big 12 behind Baylor and making it the conference tournament championship game, bowing out to Baylor. Her strong finish earned a second round pick in the WNBA draft, being selected 23rd to the Connecticut Sun.
Anna received many awards and recognition during her playing career. Though she was honored to receive these, they were secondary to her passion to play the game she loves. Her deep understanding of the fundamentals was a progression of great coaching and hard work. Her passion for basketball was fueled by very talented teammates and playing against the best the game has to offer. She is now finished with her playing career. Her vision is now to share the wealth of experience and passion with the next generation of players.