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Hill headed to Afghanistan

Updated: November 11, 2009, 6:16 PM ET
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Caton Hill built a reputation as a hard-nosed player for Oklahoma, a rugged rebounder who played in a school-record 140 games. Her coach calls her a player who defines the Sooners' program.

Hill, now a U.S. Army captain, said Wednesday that lessons learned from her basketball career should help her deal with challenges she might face while on combat duty in Afghanistan. She leaves for a one-year deployment on Friday -- and she's nervous.

"It will be a great experience, ...

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