Compton married her husband David and combined their families. She has a step-daughter, Hannah, who is a sophomore at Purdue; a step-son Austin, who is a senior; her son Zach, who is also and senior; and Collin, who is a freshman at IU after earning a full ride scholarship in basketball.
“If you play basketball for fun, just play it for fun. If you’re playing for advancement and to go somewhere in life with it, know it’s a sacrifice. There is a sacrifice, but that is outweighed by the outcome sometimes,” Compton said. “It’s truly a gift. Whether you have the height, agility, athleticism or whatever, you need to cherish it. Let it take you where it will.”
Compton cherishes the moments she had playing and won’t forget them.
“There were so many moments that I will remember and just too many to tell,” Compton laughed. “The experience is unforgettable. Coach Brown gave us such a wonderful experience. She really made us amazing. The support for the Lady Lions is unreal. I didn’t realize that until later in life. Then I really saw the support. It’s just really cool to think about it all, it’s something that will never die.”
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