adila gather, niagara university
Growing up in Buffalo, New York, Gathers played multiple sports. As the years progressed, she began to focus solely on her athletic passion: basketball. In her senior year of high school Adila was awarded a full scholarship to Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania. During her time at Saint Francis, she was a student-athlete mentor and a part of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). After Gathers’ sophomore year she decided to transfer closer to home and received a scholarship to play basketball at Niagara University in New York. At Niagara, Gathers was named SAAC representative and co-captain. As an integral part of these programs, she is often selected to host recruits, help run youth camps, and assist with the basketball operations.
Gathers is finishing her undergraduate degree in Sports Management with a concentration in Operations. She will then continue to pursue her graduate degree in Strategic Management. She plans to use her charisma, passion for service, and experience as a future sports agent or TV personality.