Growing up, I played many different sports like softball, gymnastics, golf, soccer and of course basketball. Until 5th grade, I was focused on travel soccer. However, 6th grade is when I really developed a strong passion for basketball. I worked hard to make the middle school team my 7th grade year and I succeeded. I also started playing AAU basketball my 7th grade year and that’s when I realized that I wanted to play college basketball. The summer leading into my freshman year I went to a PGC (point guard college) camp where I learned how to be a play maker. My IQ of the game increased after the camp and I took some of the things I learned back to my team. Coaches know me for my shot, whether it’s a three pointer or a pull-up. I also have a floater that I use often. My IQ has developed over the years and it has allowed me to make good passes and have few turnovers. On fast breaks, my teammates can always count on me hustle down the court for a chance at easy layups. Also, my teammates can always count on me to cheer them on and pick them up when they make a mistake. I love seeing my teammates succeed, so I try to put them in positions to succeed on the court. My IQ on defense has also improved because I have learned where to position myself to get stops. Currently, I play the two or three but I have been learning the four position and the point guard position.
I play other sports at Parkview HIgh School. I am a member of the varsity golf team. Golf is a mental game. It has helped me develop my mindset and has taught me to always be positive no matter what happens. As a freshman, I was the only representative from Parkview to qualify for the state golf tournament, shooting an 88 at the region tournament. I finished 32nd out of 53 golfers at the state tournament. I am also the quarterback for the the first girl’s flag football team at Parkview. Even though I enjoy and succeed at playing these sports, basketball is my passion.
I also strive to be the best student I can be. I currently have a 3.92 GPA and I am in the top 10% of my class for academics. I like to challenge myself by taking AP classes. I also play the viola, guitar and piano. I have participated in the school orchestra since the 6th grade. I am currently either first or second stand in the Parkview Symphonic Orchestra. I love music. It helps me relax and let go of stress which helps me have a clear conscience for practice.
I want to attend a college that will challenge me both in the classroom, in the community, and on the court. I want to play for a team that not only makes me a better player but a better person and I want to help my teammates become better people. I am looking for a top academic school with a competitive basketball team. I look forward to adding value to the right team and the right school.