Pass Christian girls basketball player Daydria Cuevas signs with William Carey

Former News 25 Student Athlete of the Week, Daydria Cuevas has been a part of the three deepest runs in the history of the Pass Christian girls basketball program and now she’s moving onto the next level.

This afternoon, Cuevas put pet to paper with William Carey University in Hattiesburg, where she’ll spend the next four years with the Lady Crusaders.

Cuevas has been a varsity contributor since the eighth grade and can play any position from point guard to center.

Also, a multi-sport volleyball standout, Cuevas says she picked William Carey over Delta State and is excited to stay close to home. “It means everything to me, being here, not far away, my family can come see. It means a lot. I was actually nervous. I forgot how to spell my last name for a second, but yeah, I’ve worked hard and a long time for this, so it’s exciting.”

Pass Christian Head Girls Basketball Coach Greta Ainsworth said, “When Coach Garriga says she’s the full package, she’s the full package with the bow on top. Academically, behavior, on and off the floor, I mean this kid is just something special. I mean she really is. And like she said about the stat line, like her stat line wasn’t always there because she’s one of the most unselfish players I’ve ever coached.”

Cuevas led the Lady Pirates to their first-ever Final Four appearance in 2021 and then again in 2022 before ending her high school career in the Elite Eight.

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