Winning my little league recreation basketball tournament in the 6th grade was a pivotal point in my career. Although that was only a few short years ago, the amount of dedication I had to apply to not just my physical self, but also my mental was not an easy task. I started playing the game of basketball at the age of eight. I was bigger than the rest of my peers and so naturally my coach put me at the center position. I had no coordination, experience or understanding of what I was doing. So, as a result I was slower and got pushed around, but it was a lot of fun. I decided at the end of that season that I wanted to at least play at the same level as my friends. With the help of my parents and a few YouTube videos I started to work on my conditioning and figuring out my game. When my last year of recreation basketball started, I was knew I was not leaving the season empty handed. That season taught me perseverance, patience, and the understanding of what pushing myself could reward me with.
I used those same work-ethics and leadership skills and lead my #7 seeded team to our school’s first basketball championship this year. I have a passion for robotics engineering and would love to use my talents to help me obtain a degree. I believe I have the talent to compete on a collegiate level and will be a benefit to a program that is willing to take the chance.