I have been playing sports ever since I was 6 years old. Initially my favorite sport was soccer. Throughout elementary school I played for recreational teams, but by middle school, I was playing for select teams and I continued to play soccer into the fall of my freshman year of high school. I also started track and field during middle school and I soon realized that I had more potential as a track athlete than a soccer player. So, I chose track over soccer in the spring during my freshman year of high school, and made the varsity team in sprints and long jump. In the fall of my sophomore year, I signed up for cross country instead of soccer to stay in shape for track and soon realized that I had much more potential as a distance runner than a sprinter. I have been training as a distance runner ever since.
I train hard all year round, and enjoy every second of it. I don’t see running as just a competitive event, but as a lifestyle and I realize that rest and nutrition are just as important as completing a workout. I am currently a team captain and lead by encouraging others while maintaining a positive environment. I am very coachable and strive to be one of the hardest working recruits you will find.
In the classroom, I study hard and maintain above a 4.0 GPA while taking challenging courses. I also volunteer year round, including annual week long mission trips with my youth group. I am currently a member of the National Honor Society, and I am going to the GLASS (Girls Leadership Academy for Service and Sport) leadership camp in Costa Rica this summer.
I want to attend a college where I can push myself in the classroom and athletically. I am open to all options and want ultimately to find the right college match at the highest level of competition possible.