Megan Trinder a former Logan player, started her basketball career by representing the Logan association in numerous State Championships. From her exceptional performances at State Championships, Tinder was also selected to represent Queensland in the Under 16 and Under 18 National Championships.
Megan started her US college basketball career with the Northeast Community College. During her time with the Hawks, Trinder averaged 12 points, 7.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game. She was number 3 in the nation, for assists.
Megan’s hard work and determination, lead to her being selected to play the 2015/16 season with NCAA Division I school – University of Oregon. Whilst a preseason knee injury kept her from playing the entire season, she still travelled with the team for the entire season. Megan will compete with the Ducks in the upcoming 2016/17 season.
Josh Derksen a former Toowoomba player has worked hard to get to where he is now. Spending his younger days representing Toowoomba and Southern Districts in State Championships, representing Queensland in Under 16 and Under 18 Nationals and being selected for the Centre of Excellence.
After representing Australia at the FIBA U17 World Championships, Derksen jetted off to Kentucky, where he played for the Bellarmine University Knights. Derksen was the top scorer collecting 12 points a game in 2014-15 season. His 2015-16 season started late for Derksen with an ankle injury keeping him on the bench for the first month, but made a great return, averaging 7.1 points for the rest of the season.
Derksen has moved on to a bigger and better university for the 2016-17 season, signing with Kentucky Wesleyan College, an eight-time NCAA Division II Champion.
Josh and Megan’s journeys goes to show that with hard work and determination you can achieve your goals. We hope to see both athletes tearing it up on home soil soon in the green and gold!