I believe that student athletes should have a goal to positively impact others' lives as much as possible. As an athlete, excelling in your sport gives people a good role model. But showing other student-athletes how to excel beyond sports is the most important part of being a good role model and leader. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to be one of the faces of the basketball and football teams at the youth camps in the Elkhorn area.
Athletically, I am a very versatile player. I started on our state championship football team and also won my district for triple jump at Elkhorn High. During the most recent season of basketball, I was asked to predominantly play post in our state runner up team. Our high school team focused on controlling the pace of play and extending the defense with a 1-3-1, both of which contributed to our season's success. I had the opportunity to play all positions within the 1-3-1.
On our AAU team we have the opportunity to play at a faster pace with aggressive man to man defense and pressing, as well as a running the floor type five out offense. As you will see from my highlights, I am able to succeed with different styles of play.
As a student, I have a cumulative GPA of around 3.95 after the conclusion of junior year, ranking within the top 15% of my class. On the April 2021 ACT, I scored a 30 . I also took three AP courses, two of which are dual enrolled with University of Nebraska-Omaha, providing me with current college credits.
As a person, I try to and want to continue helping everyone I can setting a precedent for my siblings and for others to follow. You never know how you will impact someone's life. Knowing that some has a positive view on you encourages you to do more positive things. I would want to be able to give back to the communities I have been a part of, if possible through teaching the next generation good core values by coaching.
I am confident that I can contribute to any team at the next level due to my hard work, core values, and athleticism.