Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Senior captain Joseph Bramlett updates on the team's progresshis and rehab program

Editor's Note --- senior Captain Joseph Bramlett has fought wrist injuries for two seasons after earning 2nd team All-American honors as a freshman.

The offseason has now officially begun for our team now and I couldn’t be happier with where we are group is going. Coming off of an exciting win at the Gifford Collegiate our team can enjoy the offseason on a high note, with the confidence that comes with a victory. The victory was made even more special playing with Oklahoma State in the final round and beating them with three freshman in our lineup. I think it speaks volumes as to how talented and competitive of a group we have. For the first time since my freshman year we are able to hit the offseason in full stride and use our momentum to build on what we have for the spring.

Although I thoroughly enjoyed watching the team win last week, I cannot describe how tough it was sitting on the sideline watching instead of being in the action playing. I have been going through a very specific rehab program where I will hopefully be 100% ready to go at start of the spring season. It is always hard to predict exactly how long this will take and wrists are especially unpredictable, but I have been very encouraged about the progress I have been able to make this fall and I am more than ready to trade in my pom poms for golf clubs. I will continue to take it one day at a time and hopefully it will pay off in February and more importantly next May.

It’s amazing to me how fast my final year on the farm is going and hard for me to believe that I will be graduating soon. I have thoroughly enjoyed my three and a half years here, but I don’t think I will be ready to leave without another national championship. Thanks everyone for the support you’ve shown and were going to do everything we can to bring a 9th national championship back home.

Joseph Bramlett, Senior