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The Fighter

Gardner what it looks like when you add grace

Maryville College’s Libby Gardner poses with her younger sister, Bekah, on senior day for the Scots last Saturday. Photos by Jolanda Jansma

By Stefan Cooper
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She always fought back.

When her knees were giving her trouble in middle school, she chose physical therapy every morning before school rather than sit out a season or two.

A shoulder injury her sophomore year at Heritage High School was so severe, “I couldn’t even throw a basketball without it coming out of place,” she said.

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