McLain also takes college-level classes at Eastern Oklahoma State College’s McAlester campus, which will make life easier when she attends Southwestern Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo., next year.
“It was just something about that school that was much more different than anywhere around here,” McLain said of SBU. “They’re very welcoming, and they have everything that I want.”
Already accepted at SBU, McLain said she plans to major in psychology and sociology. She said she may want to work as a drug rehabilitation or teen councilor, as she’s known several young people who’ve committed suicide.
“It’s more of how the mind works, and the choices people make,” McLain said. “Why do they make those choices? It just fascinates me.”
McLain said the aggression and physicality necessary to be a forward haven’t come naturally. But if developing those qualities means she can look back on her last season with “no regrets,” McLain will happily develop them.
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