Gettysburg senior Camryn Felix has already accomplished a lot in her basketball career.
Felix won a state title with Delone Catholic in 2019, she won a district title with Gettysburg 2020, and she’s mad two other district title game appearances. Safe to say, Felix has done a lot of winning.
And she plans to do a lot more winning now on the college level, as Felix has announced she’ll continue her career at Bloomsburg University.
“One big thing that Bloomsburg gains is just a winner,” Gettysburg coach Jeff Bair said. “She’s someone who wants to win basketball games and will do whatever it takes. And I think that’s why college programs love to recruit successful programs.”
Felix is no slouch individually, either. The combo guard is on pace for 1,000 points in her career, has made 173 3-pointers in just three seasons, and shot 36.7 percent from beyond the arc 93 percent at the foul line as a junior for the Warriors.
“It’s easy to see that she is an elite shooter and many coaches feel that that’s the most important skill. So as an elite shooter she drew attention from many, many colleges, but she’s more than just an elite shooter,” Bair said. “She has a high basketball IQ. She’s able to make her teammates better and she knows how and when to create shots for herself.”
Felix chose Bloomsburg over a slew of PSAC offers in addition to offers from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia and Flagler and Rollins Colleges in Florida.
“One of the main reasons I chose Bloomsburg is that they had a six-year program for my major, which is speech language pathology,” she said of the decision. “Another main reason is that I’m really close to all my family and they rarely ever miss a game. At Bloomsburg, they can come and support me almost whenever they want, which I think is really awesome.”
Felix added that the coaches at Bloomsburg won her over and that she fell in love with the Huskies’ campus while on an official visit.
While both Rollins and Flagler pushed hard for her to visit, Felix said COVID made those trips difficult and ultimately prevented them from happening, taking them out of contention.
Felix now enters a senior season where she and backcourt mate Anne Bair, who is committed to Manhattan College, will once again lead one of the top teams in District 3. Felix says getting the decision out of the way before her senior season was important to her.
“That was definitely my main goal, to have this choice made before basketball season and before soccer season for me as well,” she said “It’s definitely going to relieve a lot of stress for me.”
At Bloomsburg, she’s set to go from playing along one of the top guards in the YAIAA to another of the conference’s recent top players, Ella Kale, who scored 1,000 points in her time at Spring Grove.
“The coaches at Bloom really see me as a shooter and I’m lucky to be able to go there and play with Ella Kalem, who was such a standout in the York-Adams, and I think we’ll be able to play off each other well,” Felix said of the opportunity.
Now that the decision is made, Felix is focused on a 2021-22 season that is full of expectations.
“Anne and I both stepping into that (leadership) role is big for us,” she said. “Now that we’re seniors, we look forward to having the younger players in the program step up and take what we’ve been doing and do it for themselves, and hopefully that will lead to a lot of success this year, but also in the future after we’re gone.”