SNYDER, Texas — Natalee James has been a star for the Snyder basketball team since her freshman year. Now, she is taking her talents to Hardin-Simmons to play collegiate basketball.

"Ever since I was able to play I told everyone I wanted to play college basketball."

That dream from a young age is now coming to fruition. James loves everything about the Cowgirls program and is excited for her next chapter.

"Hardin-Simmons has a great program. I love the coaches and players. Everyone has been welcoming and accepting. HSU is like another home to me," James said.

Snyder head coach T'Leah Eicke is going to miss her star point guard but looks forward to watching her play at HSU.

"I'm excited for her. It's what she wants, it's in her heart. It's her drive and passion. When you have a kid with that much passion, you want them to succeed and follow every dream possible.

Best of luck to Natalee James on her next chapter at Hardin-Simmons.