Monday, Dec. 10, 2018
AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- USC Aiken's Kwajelin Farrar is used to dominating on both ends of the floor.
"Her mentality is what seperates her from a lot of other different players. She comes in with the right kind of set. She understands what has to be done." USC Aiken head coach, Mark Miller said.
The 6 foot 1 inch center had a record-setting freshman year -- and a major setback.
A torn ACL took her out her sohphomore season.
"Mentally it was hard because of how long it took, more than anything else. I was used to the process. Taking a whole year off and it being only my sophomore year. It was sad to have to sit out that soon," Farrar said.
The road to recovery was not an easy one.
"That was a struggle. I still feel like I'm out of it a little bit. So I'm trying to figure it out as I go," Farrar said.
Farrar is looking more like her old self now.
Maybe even a little better, as she leads the pacers in scoring and rebounding.
"I feel like everytime you're away from it, you realize how much you love it. I feel like it's just this moment of realization where you realize, this is what I love to do, this is what I want to do" Farrar said.
She's doing it with a new outlook -- and a new appreciation for the game.