Emmonie Henderson said she's proud of what she accomplished during her four-year career at Edwardsville, Ill., High School.
Henderson did it both on the basketball court and the track.
Now, the 6-foot-2 Henderson is to arrive in this week in Louisville for the next step in her career.
"I am happy for what I did," Henderson said. "But I am so ready to get there. It's time for me. I am ready to go."
Henderson, who committed to U of L women's basketball coach Jeff Walz last fall, is expected to play a key role for the Cardinals next season. She's the highest-ranked member of the '13 recruiting class for the Cardinals.
"I can see myself fitting in good with them," Henderson said. "When I was on my visit, I just liked everything about Louisville. I am looking forward to getting there and seeing what I can do with my new teammates.
"It's going to be a new experience for me, but I am excited about it."
As a junior, Henderson led Edwardsville to a 34-2 record and averaged 15.6 points and 7.5 rebounds a game. She finished as the program's all-time leader with 1,806 points after averaging 15.1 points and 8.5 rebounds as a senior.
Henderson is also a star in track and field. She won seven state championships in track and field after sweeping the discus and shot put as a senior.
The St. Louis-area Female Athlete of the Year plans on playing both sports at U of L, noting "I'm not sure freshman year because I want to make sure I get adjusted. But I do want to do both while I'm there."