I didn't pursue basketball; it pursued me. It all began in 4th grade when my parents signed me up for YMCA basketball. From the very beginning, I remember multiple coaches and referees telling me and my parents that I have a gift for the game and to continue playing. Those words inspired me to learn more, play harder and positively accept feedback. I soon learned that basketball would give me as much as I would give it. Actually, it has molded me into a good player who is working to be a great player.
As a student-athlete, along with the guidance of my coaches and trainers, I am continuing to develop my leadership skills on and off the court. I'm learning the value of being consistent, creative, resilient and fundamentally sound in my athletic and academic skills. Also, I am working to evolve into a more dependable, contributing team leader who motivates herself and teammates in reaching their objectives. My goal is to use these skills to become a collegiate basketball player while pursing a degree in health science or psychology.
Who would have thought an orange ball could teach me so much?