Strong work ethic, passion, drive and extreme competitiveness is how I would best describe myself. From the time I could walk I have had either a basketball or softball in my hands and playing both sports. I have grown up in a rural area on a small farm in Montana where hard work, strong family values and faith are part of my daily life. My goal from a young age has been to play at the collegiate level and this is what I work for everyday in school, at practice and in games. I have faced obstacles most of my life when it comes to finding a team that would challenge my skills. Living in our rural community of Shepherd, MT didn't offer me much of a challenge, so I had to join teams in a larger town about 30 minutes away. It seemed I was always more advanced in my skills than other kids my age and I understood the game and had more of a competitive spirit that others my age did. My parents helped me to get on teams that were more advanced in the next town over (Billings, MT- a much larger city with more opportunities) Being able to play on those teams gave me a better chance to work with coaches that fueled my desire to play at the next level. When I was in 3rd grade I played up on the 5th grade travel teams in basketball and I was selected to play on a majors team in little league when age put me in minors. I did this until I reached the high school level where I played with my classmates. In softball I started at 3rd base a a freshman and got minutes in Varsity for basketball.
Because of these obstacles, I believe that it challenged and pushed me to be the very best I could be. I am not afraid of a challenge and excel when put in leadership positions on and off the court. I feel that I have a very high IQ when it comes to understanding sports. I pride myself in knowing the options where plays can be made to help my team be the most successful. No matter what team I play for, I will always do my best to prepare and perform to the highest level.