When my high school coach said I needed to increase my vertical. I responded by saying, “consider it done.” During the off season, I worked with a personal trainer and increased it by 7.5 inches in 6 months. My family is very competitive. I have been taught to compete with myself everyday - to be the a better volleyball player, better student, and better friend than I was the day before. Competition in my family means creating goals to stretch yourself to the next level and to NEVER GIVE UP!
There is no better feeling than serving an ace, getting the impossible dig, or seeing your teammate kill the ball to score the winning match point. My grandpa taught me that success is achieved by hitting your stretch goals and staying humble. My Dad reminds me that winning isn’t everything but “it sure is fun.” This keeps me humble and with a proper perspective.
Through the years of playing volleyball, I have learned many things about myself and life. I have learned there will always be naysayers and doubters. These doubters have only inspired my determination and work ethic. Hard work is the quickest way to turn a doubter to a fan. I am happy I have many fans. My parents are my biggest fans, supporters, and cheerleaders.
My work ethic does not end when I leave the court. I am strong student who takes my studies seriously. My short term goals are to become a member of the National Honor Society, and to finish in the top 5 of my high school class. My longer term goals is to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. In order to accomplish this, I will need to find a college with a strong science department and will focus my undergraduate studies on chemistry, biology, zoology, physiology, microbiology, anatomy as well as courses in mathematics, and communications.
I look forward to sharing more about myself with you!