As a Nursing major who enjoys the people, the atmosphere and the fact that Hannibal-LaGrange University is close to home according to her biography on www.hlgutrojan.com, former Lady Indian Hailey Hopke appears to have adjusted well to college life.

Her role with the Trojans Shotgun Sports team competing for head coach Jacob Hammock hasn't been anything but a positive, either, allowing the Van-Far grad. to express herself in ways she otherwise might not.

"Participating in athletics has made me a better communicator, which is needed in any field, especially nursing," said Hopke in her HLGU online bio.

Results this past season for the incoming senior were highlighted by the Missouri Youth Sport Shooting Alliance Fall Classic on Sept. 13, a clay target shooting event where Hopke clocked a score of 89 to help the 'A' squad place first with a total of 484 out of 500. HLGU's 'B' team was second by hitting 467.

Other Missouri athletes on the team include Louisiana senior Morgan Murray, Clark County senior's Ryan Saxton, Cyrus Phillips and Mason Owen, Hannibal products Colton Gottman and Jacob Hammock and North Callaway incoming sophomores Skyler Barker and Travis Early.