Jan. 18, 2013
By Mike Haines
When Aimee Oertner decided to further her basketball career at the U.S. Military Academy, she didn't know exactly what she was getting into.
But in a short period of time the 2012 Northern Lehigh graduate has assimilated to life as a cadet. She has also excelled on the court early in her Division I career.
"Going through basic training and everything, it was completely different," Oertner said. "I did not have any military background so I was really new to everything. It was tough. But the girls on the team, we're like family so we got each other through it."
It didn't take long for the two-time all state selection to make an impact on the hardwood at West Point.
A 6-foot-2 forward/center, Oertner has played in all of Army's 17 games and started 15 of them. She has a team-high five double-doubles while averaging 7.6 points per game and 7.9 rebounds in 25.4 minutes, Oertner is ninth in the nation with 47 blocked shots.
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