I began learning about sports at a young age. I was introduced to gymnastics when I was just eighteen months old. As I grew to learn about the sport and advance my skill level, I was invited to join the competitive gymnastics team at the young age of five. Through this sport, I learned how to overcome failure, develop a solid work ethic, and set goals and expectations of myself. Though gymnastics is primarily an individual sport, I learned the value of being on a team, working together with my teammates, and supporting each other. I continued my journey in competitive gymnastics until I was eleven years old and am grateful for this influential experience in my life.
Stepping away from the sport of gymnastics allowed me to discover my interests in other sports. I played soccer, softball, and basketball, but it wasn’t until I made the seventh-grade volleyball team that I fell in love with a new sport. My friend encouraged my decision to try out for the volleyball team, and I could not be more grateful. I quickly learned that volleyball was more than just a sport. Playing volleyball provided me the opportunity to build strong relationships. It taught me how to trust my coach and teammates. I learned how to be a leader and positively influence my peers. I developed a passion for a sport that I have learned so much from.
In addition to playing volleyball, I have continued my journey with playing basketball. Being a dual-sport athlete is not an easy task. You need to understand how to prioritize your responsibilities, manage your time, and put full effort into all you do. I continue to do this while earning the recognition of being a scholar-athlete and team captain.
I began volunteering at Hospice of Dayton when I was 12 years old. This experience made me realize that I am passionate about helping others, especially when they are going through difficult times. This has influenced my future goals of advancing my education in the field of Health Sciences. More specifically, I hope to focus on the area of Radiology or Sports Medicine while continuing to play volleyball at the collegiate level.
My journey in life had taught me significant lessons that I plan to carry with me in the future. I understand the value of being on a team, building trust with my teammates, and lifting each other up in a positive manner. I know the importance of learning from my mistakes, setting goals, and working hard to accomplish them. Most importantly, I possess the qualities of prioritizing my responsibilities so I am able to manage my time and put full effort into the commitments I make. I would like to thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about me and my future endeavors.