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With resilience, Rayven Mondy signs with GRCC

Mondy leading a fast break for the Tri-Unity Defenders

Rayven Mondy, 18, of Grand Rapids signed with the Grand Rapids Community College Raiders women’s basketball team.

She signed from the Tri-Unity Christian Defenders as a point guard and shooting guard,  averaging 14 points, six assists, eight rebounds, two steals per game and an impressive 83 percent from the free throw line, which is “the strongest part of my game,” Mondy said.

She described her game saying that she is “not a shooter, but I can if needed.”

“I can get to the basket and to the free throw line, which is the most important part of the game to me,” Monday said.

After an ACL tear toward the end of her senior season, her recovery has been progressing faster than anticipated. Monday hopes to play toward the end of upcoming season and is “most definitely excited to get started.”

While on the road to recovery, Mondy said that getting in shape and have heart in the most important thing.

She recieved offers from North Carolina Central University and the University of Texas before her injury, and received an offer from the Raiders after her injury.

Away from the court, Mondy said she loves volleyball and kickball.

“I’m very outgoing, open, optimistic and open minded. I also don’t hold grudges,” Mondy said.

Mondy said her family is most important to her, along with her friends. Her brother Marques, 18, plays basketball at Texas A&M Commerce, and her eldest brother, Duke, played college basketball at Providence and Oakland University. Mondy looks up to her brothers in terms of keeping in shape and staying competitive.

Mondy first got her hands on a basketball when she was 4-years old.l Shehe started playing competitively in recreation centers at the age of 5. Mondy’s dad taught her the fundamentals of basketball, and was her trainer and motivator. Her cousins also helped when her parents were away.

Mondy hopes to wear either her high school number of 14 or the number 15 this coming season for the Raiders.