SULPHUR — While she hasn’t been in Sulphur very long, Korie Allensworth has been able to fit in very quickly with the winning athletic tradition of the Lady Bulldogs athletic programs.
SULPHUR — While she hasn’t been in Sulphur very long, Korie Allensworth has been able to fit in very quickly with the winning athletic tradition of the Lady Bulldogs athletic programs. Friday morning, she embraced another of the proud traditions at Sulphur, signing to play college sports. In front of a packed crowd of friends, family and teammates inside the new Sulphur Fieldhouse, Allensworth put pen to paper on a National Letter of Intent to play Division 1 basketball for Louisiana Tech University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “This feels absolutely amazing,” Allensworth said. “Not many people get to go play college basketball, let alone Division 1 basketball. So to have this opportunity makes me feel so thankful and blessed. I’ve had some amazing friends, family and coaches who have helped me get here and I’m ready to play at the next level.” “As soon as I stepped on campus at Louisiana Tech, it felt like home to me,” Allensworth added. “The atmosphere is amazing, they are all about winning and are very competitive in everything they do. Both of the coaches feel like a second mom and dad to me, and they really make it a safe and welcoming environment to succeed in.” Before coming to Sulphur, Allensworth made her name in another red and white jersey, that of the Empire Lady Bulldogs under the guidance of her coach and father Jason Allensworth. While at Empire, Korie got to experience first hand what it took to be successful in a difficult Class A environment, but managed to be apart of several successful seasons at Empire. As a junior at Empire, she averaged 22.6 points per game with 9.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists. For her career she has scored 1,633 points and has averaged at least 20 points per game during her entire high school career. She is also a two-time First Team Oklahoma VYPE selection, and a two-time All-Area selection. During her junior year she was named as the Oilfield Conference Most Valuable Player. “My dad has pretty much helped mold me into the player that I am today,” Korie said. “It’s exciting for me because my dad will get to sit in the stands and actually enjoy my last season of basketball. I couldn’t be more excited to play for Coach (Toby) Todd and be a member of the Sulphur Lady Bulldogs.” Not much has changed on the success end since coming to Sulphur as Allensworth was a member of the Lady Bulldogs slow pitch state semifinal team this past spring, and also was a Class 3A state track qualifier in the high jump event this past spring. Allensworth joins a stacked signing class so far for Louisiana Tech women’s basketball that includes Tyler Jackson from Allen High School in Allen, Texas, Robyn Lee from Moss Point High School in Mississippi and Tra’Liyah Washington from John Horn High School in Mesquite, Texas. Korie said she is currently undecided about what her field of study will be when she attends college.