Tia Ruddock had big plans for Valentine's Day: "love and basketball."
On Friday night, the 22-year-old guard for the Winnipeg Wesmen women's basketball team joined her team for their regular-season finale against the Manitoba Bisons.
At halftime, she proposed to her boyfriend, Ramon Burke.
With the help of her coach, Ruddock orchestrated a fake "dirtiest car in the parking lot" contest for her boyfriend to win. When he was brought down to the floor, Ruddock started to read an emotional speech that ended with a proposal.
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"I really started to break down, basically, when I got up to ask," she tells the Winnipeg Free Press. "I was trying to keep it together in my head, and as soon as I was talking...well, I think I only said the first two sentences."
"He didn't even give me an answer! He was just in shock. He didn't know what to say. So I just put the ring on his finger, and he hugged me, and I turned around and my whole team ran ontoRead More »from University of Winnipeg basketball player proposes to boyfriend at halftime on Valentine’s Day