Hi, my name is Gabrielle York. I’m a 10th grader which puts me in the class of 2023. I have several goals when it comes to the collegiate level. The biggest one is to be able to be a representation for the black community. What I mean by that is to show other younger black girls that they can play any position they want to if they work hard and give everything they have like I did. In all of collegiate softball there is little representation of my skin color so I want to be that change, and the difference that could potentially help other girls. I am as focused in the classroom as I am on the field. I take my life lessons from the field and apply it to my character to remain a great student, as well as a great team play on the field and in life. I differ from the rest because I love the game. And I’m willing to do what I need to for the game.