Pedigree Feeds Basketball Prowess for TCA Senior

Sarah Konstans checked off an impressive list of accomplishments on the Trinity Christian Academy basketball court before her senior season even began.

She became the school’s all-time leader in points scored. She earned team MVP honors twice. She signed a scholarship with a Division I college program.

Each of those milestones has added another notch to the hardwood legacy of her family, which spans generations. Konstans followed her father, two older sisters, an uncle, and multiple cousins through the program.

And as the final link in that chain, she might be an example of saving the best for last.

“Leaving a legacy is something that’s super important to me,” said Konstans, who has attended TCA since kindergarten. “I’ve been very blessed to come here and play basketball.”

Konstans played soccer and volleyball when she was younger, but appeared destined to play basketball. “I started dribbling a ball probably when I was 3 years old,” she said.

She joined the varsity squad as a freshman, which allowed her to play alongside older sister Christianna, who graduated in 2015. Her oldest sister, Katherine, previously held several marks that Sarah has since broken.

“I kind of broke all her records, but she’s been my biggest supporter,” Sarah said.

Sarah Konstans already broke her oldest sister’s records. (Photo: Rob Graham)

In November, Konstans signed to play college basketball at Davidson College in North Carolina in the prestigious Atlantic 10 Conference. She chose the Wildcats over offers from other schools including Florida Atlantic and Texas-San Antonio.

“Playing Division I college basketball has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid,” she said. “Davidson met all of my needs, not only athletically. Academically, it really fit what I was looking for.”

As a senior, Konstans has remained humble and become an older sister of sorts to the younger players at TCA, guiding them just as her siblings did for her.

It’s all part of the legacy that she — and her family — are leaving on the program.

“She doesn’t boast or brag,” said second-year TCA head coach John Franklin. “Her personality is so infectious. She has an impact on our younger kids with her work ethic and her mentality. She’s always wanting to learn.”