I have been raised around a winning basketball atmosphere since I could dribble a ball. Since I was raised around that, I have a win at all cost mentality. So, if i need to defend the leading scorer, I will. If I need to shoot the winning shot, I will confidently. If I need to out rebound another girl I will. Finally, if I need to a few more hours in a weight room or gym, I will.
My role on my basketball team is to play defense, rebound, set hard screens, and bring energy/ intensity to the court. If I am on the court, I am playing my role, or giving my teammates goals. If I am on the bench, I am cheering as hard as I can to keep the intensity the whole game. I know a lot of other high schools girls are scared to cheer loudly, I am not, which sets me apart from the rest. Another thing that sets me apart, is that I do not shy away from a challenge or a "better" player.
A few things that make me different from other athletes is that I am a coach's daughter. Since I am a coach's daughter I am held to a extremely high standard to everyone from a stranger on the street to my track coach. In cross country, basketball, and track I am expected to give my 100% all the time. This also sets me apart because I always have access to a weight room or gym, and I am expected to use those facilities when I am not doing school work. As a coach's daughter in the community, girls in the stands or out in public look to me as a role model. With that being said I always have to represent, good responsibility, honesty, reliability, and accountability. As far as academics, my mom makes sure my GPA is above a 3.0 and if it's not I am not allowed to participate in athletics until it is.