“I’ve been training at Brian Creel’s facility since the 7th or 8th grade,” Oden told The Reporter on her signing day. “I just remember I couldn’t even run good, and I wasn’t even that strong. I really excelled there, and he just kind of pushed me to be my best self. “I’m still going there today, and it’s just a really great environment for athletes who want to pursue their dream in their sport, or if they just want to get better all around,” she added. “It’s just a great environment to be in at a young age.”