My name is Lauryn Merritt. I attend Maconaquah School in Bunker Hill, IN. I am a 6'3 center/forward with a dream to play basketball at the next level. I run cross country and track and play basketball for my High School. I am a sophomore and earned my Varsity letter for both my freshman and sophomore basketball seasons. I was a starter during the 2021-2022 season. I have returned to my same AAU team for 2022 season. I'm a member of Always 100 Takeover 2024. In previous summers, I played for IGB and Indiana Flight I am an A Honor roll student in school and have had to work extra hard in my studies as I am dyslexic! That has not stopped me from earning high grades and obtaining a 3.95 GPA.
I am a 5th generation corn, soybean and pig farmer and love working on our farm. I've developed a strong work ethic through having my own livestock to take care of everyday, helping my dad with planting and harvest seasons and working in the barns to take care of our pigs.
I have developed time management skills from balancing basketball, cross country, track, school and my extracurricular activities. I am Treasurer of my sophomore class, a member of National Honor Society, a member of Student Council, an 8-year member of 4-H, Treasurer of the Miami County Junior Leaders, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. FFA, a leader in multiple community service projects and am active in my church youth group.
I am a very coachable player and my coaches have told me that I work hard but I can make the team laugh when everyone gets stressed!