Mom-to-be, Fife and Drum Corps musician sinks most free throws
March 4, 2014
The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps fife instrumentalist Jessica Salazar will be soon be changing slogans. Instead of exclaiming "nothing but net," the former collegiate basketball player will be whispering "nothing but bassinet."
Salazar, who happens to be eight months pregnant, converted 12 out of 15 free throws during a 60-second time span to win the female portion of the Marine Corps Community Services Free Throw Contest at Henderson Hall�'s Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium Feb. 21. Her 80 percent shooting rate was the best among the 10 participants.
"I�'ve always been a decent free-throw shooter," said Salazar, who played college ball at Hamilton College in upstate New York and was a solid 80 percent foul shot conversion rate throughout her career.
Army Sgt. 1st Class John-Joseph Williams turned a hot finish into the top male score after successfully converting nine foul shots.