BACK ON THE COURT: A Young Woman’s Triumphant Return to Life, Love & Basketball

Struck by a train days before her wedding, author Sonya Elliott miraculously survives. Her fiancé does not. Sonya, a fashion model and college athlete, awakens in the hospital critically injured and without the man she loves to help her through the unbelievable nightmare. Relying on her “never give up” attitude, Sonya fights through painful grief and debilitating injuries and in time returns to the basketball court where she reignites her passion for the game, but more importantly, for life itself. BACK ON THE COURT is a passionate memoir that brings insight to the grief process, is a captivating love story, and has an inspiring impact that will last a lifetime.

“Back on the Court is an intimate glimpse into the depth of love we all want, the type of tragedy we all fear, and the strongest hope we all seek. No one can read this story and walk away unchanged.”    -Catherine L. Crosslin, CEO and Managing Partner of Instar Performance

“A heartfelt testament to the power of sheer human perseverance…” -Abigail Carter, Author of The Author of The Alchemy of Loss

“…a story of resilience and love that helps us remember the healthy way to heal from our tragic, and even not so tragic, losses… Sonya found writing and basketball and we are all the richer for it.” -Ann Sparling White, MS, LMHC, NCC

“Sonya Elliott’s reflections will imprint upon the reader’s heart and soul…” -Tom Newel, Director of NW Sports Institute & Development