Growing up in a remote town in Alaska, and living on an island, has given me opportunities that only a handful of other student athletes have ever experienced. Traveling for sports has prepared me for college in many ways. My sophomore year, I missed a total of 27 days of school, and still maintained a 3.6 GPA. The rigorous schedule taught me to plan ahead, get things done in advance, be prepared for adversity, and maintain a healthy life style, so I can continue to do what I love.
In addition to basketball, I also play softball and volleyball. Two years ago, I was fortunate enough to experience winning two state titles, in one school year. Shortly after winning the 3A State Basketball Championship (a first for the Sitka High girls’ program) my softball team won the Small Schools State Title; in which I had the honor of pitching the championship game. Even though my volleyball team did not experience the same success, I feel I learned from all the trials and tribulations, just as well. Being selected as team captain made me step up and become a source of encouragement for my teammates, regardless of our struggles.
Throughout it all, basketball has always had my heart, and it’s the sport I love the most. I dream of playing in college, and some day hope to have a career as a collegiate coach. I am hard working, committed, disciplined, and loyal. I will follow your directions and play whatever position you need me to fill. Thank you for your time and consideration.