Onalaska native, North Carolina’s Lexi Donarski on rise of women’s sports, guarding Caitlin Clark
Onalaska native and North Carolina shooting guard Lexi Donarski joined La Crosse Talk PM on Wednesday to discuss the rise of women’s sports and guarding the most popular athlete in the U.S., Caitlin Clark — which she has done pretty successfully — and getting ready for Cameron Indoor Stadium and the Duke-North Carolina rivalry.
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We dive into how she’s lived through a lot of experiences that past athletes have not gone through — good and bad. That includes losing a potential state championship in high school due to COVID, playing as a college athlete through COVID, watching women’s sports rise to its most popular time in history, and what it was like guarding the most popular athlete, in Iowa’s Clark.
Plus, she’s about to play at Cameron against Duke as a member of the Tar Heels, a year removed from that Iowa-Iowa State rivalry. She’s also taken 18 summer credits to get her degree, then gone through the transfer portal, and we talk about trying to get her an NIL (Name, Image and Likeness) deal highlighting defense.