For me it is hard to pinpoint the season that would highlight my high school career because in actual terms of success, my team and I have never advanced passed a certain round in the playoffs. I do know; however, that this past season (2019-2020) I have had to overcome an injury half way through the basketball season that helped me realize just how bad I want to improve my skills in order to become further capable to play at the college level. I was told by my doctors that I would not recover before basketball season would be over, but I would not settle for that. I was determined to finish out the season with my team and through all the therapy and lots of ice, I was able to return with three games left in district and played every one of our playoff games.
The programs I have been able to be apart of in San Saba are truly one of a kind. I have been apart of a very successful cross country team, placing 1st, 2nd, and third at state in my past three years and was lucky to be one of the athletes who earned our school the gold last year at regional track and a third place at state as well as advancing to the regional finals every year in basketball and hopefully further next year. Our excellent program and overcoming my injury have both taught me that hard work does pay off, sometimes sacrifices are made, sweat and and aches mean a job well done, and never finish a game, practice, or a meet with anything left to give; leave it all out there. My sports have also taught me to be a better student because time management is a big part of being able to get everything done and all the best I can do it. My father, a former coach, has also been one of my number one influencers in both life and sports. He has pushed me to become a respectful and joyful young lady who knows what to focus on and to work hard for everything I truly want in life. I believe that I have the commitment, heart, capability, and work ethic to be an asset to a team at the college level.