Since I was 7 years old, playing college basketball has always been my dream. For the last 8 years I have dedicated myself to achieving that dream. As a freshman, I started varsity on my high school team. We won the district championship and I was named to the all district team. I also made 2nd team all conference. I was a leading scorer for the season. I was named pool Allstar at the USJN Gateway challenge in May 2018 and the USJN Battle of the Border in 2018. Playing basketball has taught me so many valuable life lessons such as perseverance, endurance and team work. Basketball taught me how to win and taught me how to lose. I love to win, but losing is what has shaped my character. Learning to lose taught me to be humble. It taught me not to boast. Most importantly, it taught how to get back up, shake myself off and try harder the next time. These lessons transfer to my personal and academic life as well. My dedication to my school work is often motivated by my desire to play. I know that hard work pays off. My best qualities on the court are integrity, character and work ethic. I have a high basketball IQ and work hard to help my team be the best that they can be. I am a leader on both my school team and my club team. I try to motivate and encourage my teammates. I aspire to be a sports psychologist so that I can help other young athletes work through the struggles that come with competitive sports and become the best person they can be in their game and in their life. I would also like to become a coach in the future.