It’s not often that players hear from an AD directly. But, apparently it happens at Illinois, as one basketball star will attest.

On Thursday, Genesis Bryant posted a picture of a letter from Illinois AD Josh Whitman addressed to her. Along with a letter praising her accomplishments, a hand-written note was added at the bottom from the AD saying “Congrats Genesis, Keep it Rolling!” Bryant was recently honored as the B1G Co-Player of the Week, along with ESPN’s Player of the Week.

Bryant also took the opportunity to address future recruits, stating in her caption “you want to play for a university where the athletic director mails you personal congratulations letters.”

Bryant picked up the position of guard at Illinois after transferring from NC State in 2022. She picked up POW honors after recording a ‘triple-double’ (20 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds) against Florida Atlantic. Bryant is only the third player in Illini history to record a triple-double.