Presque Isle, ME – The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Women's Basketball Team are pleased to be welcoming Rebecca Davila to UMPI in the Fall of 2020. Davila is from El Paso, Texas and attended El Dorado High School. After her High School graduation, she committed to Central Maine Community College where she continued her education and played basketball for the Mustangs the past two years.
"In two years at CM, Beka was the point guard of teams that combined to go 56-6 overall, won two conference regular season and tournament championships, played in two national championship games, winning the 2019 USCAA National Championship," said CMCC Head Coach Andrew Morong. "She understands what it takes to win, on and off the court – which, maybe even more than her incredible skill, may make the biggest impact for UMPI. She plays with extreme confidence, as a facilitator, scorer, and as a defender. Beyond basketball, Beka has an infectious personality that people naturally gravitate towards. We are so excited that she is staying in Maine to continue her education and basketball career."
"Beka has played in a tremendous Program at CMCC under Coach Morong," stated UMPI Women's Basketball Coach Gavin Kane. "For most of the season I was only able to see her play by video due to the conflicts with both of our schedules. One of our Assistants went to see her play during the CMCC regular season and then I was able to watch Beka in the YSCC Final Four game where she scored 16 points, had 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Seeing the quality of her overall game, I knew that she could come to UMPI and make a huge impact. Beka plays the game with a little flare and will bring a high energy level to our Team. Having a seasoned player of her caliber come in with the experiences that she has enjoyed the past two years at CMCC, should provide us with some leadership that we are looking for as well."
"The exciting part of starting a new journey is getting to bring something new to the table," said Davila. "I'm excited to learn a new role and help contribute to the team in any way that I can, I don't care what I gotta do to get the win. I'm that type of player who will hype my teammates up after a good play or a bad play. I just want to do what I can to win with the team."
Davila will study in the Criminal Justice Program at UMPI beginning in the fall. "The other thing I'm looking forward to is getting to start working towards my career. I want to be a forensic pathologist and the UMPI Criminal Justice program can help me get there. I'm excited to meet the schools staff, my new teammates and my new coaching staff I can't wait for this journey to begin."