|Club||Adrian Hawkins||Cy-Fair Shooters White (DFW 2020)||Mansfield||TX|
|High School||Coach Kenni Patton|
|Primary Position||Point Guard|
|Hand||Vertical jump||Wingspan||Bench Press (max)|
7th Grade Worley Middle School Team MVP (2014-2015)
8th Grade Worley Middle School Team MVP (2015-2016)
9th Grade Women's Mansfield High School Team MVP (2016-2017)
Cy Fair Shooters Hawkins 2020 White-Team MVP for March 30,2017 -1st place win in Texas Big Time Showcase Tournament-Varsity Division
2018-2019-MHS Womens Varsity “Defensive Player of the Year”
I play basketball and soccer. I decided to take some time off from soccer to focus on basketball and my academics the last couple of years. However, I am excited to get back on the soccer field for my senior year. I plan to play Varsity basketball and Varsity soccer my final year of high school. I am looking forward to hitting the field and court hard during my senior year.
I know it will be challenging mentally and physically but I am certain I will overcome any obstacles that may arise as I put my faith in God. With God’s guidance, my families love and support, my encouraging youth group at church, and coaches that believe In me, I have the tools I need to be successful. I strive to continually improve and exceed my academic and athletic goals.
I serve as a youth mentor to younger students at my church and I love it. Being able to help these youth has been more rewarding than I ever could have imagined. Serving as a role model to help guide these young students on their journey to live life with Christian values helps me feel like I have a higher purpose. Being in this role also requires me to hold myself to higher standards as well. I have made a commitment to myself and God to live my life as a true Christian. When my life gets overwhelming, I remind myself to stay strong in my beliefs and faith. If I continue to stay focused and lead by example I am certain I can overcome anything that comes my way. I recognize how important it is to stay positive and faithful in order to excel the presently and in the future.
Being able to continue my passion as a student athlete into college has been a dream of mine since I was a young child. Playing sports helps me to share in situations that have molded the person have grown into today. When you are a part of a team, you quickly learn that your needs will always come after the needs of your team. It might be cliche but the saying “there’s no I in team”, is meaningful to me. No one person is bigger or more valuable than the team as a unit. Being a part of soccer and basketball teams my whole life has enabled me to put my own needs aside for the good of the team.
Being a part of a team is really like having a second family. During some of the most difficult and challenging times of my life, my team mates showed me that I wasn’t alone.
Losing my father to suicide in 2017 was devastating. My select and high school team mates showed me their support was unconditional. Without my team mates love and support, my faith in God, and the love and support of my family, it would have been far more difficult to face my father’s death. Their support and my faith has helped me become a stronger athlete and person.
With the emotional support of my coaches and teammates, I was able to understand that giving up was not an option. They were there for me at the lowest point in my life and i will always be grateful to them for that. In order to show my appreciation to my team and teammates, I felt it was my responsibility to push forward not only for myself but for them. Knowing tjst my team needed me and supported me helped me heal. Being a part of team is a privilege that I know I am blessed to be a part of.
I want to continue playing sports after high school. When I begin college, I want to continue my journey as a student athlete. I have been a part of a team dynamic my entire life and I can not imagine not continuing on that same path.
On the court, I always try to lead by example and give 110 percent no matter what. If I’m in practice or a game, I play hard and hustle regardless of the drill or circumstances. I try to encourage and show support to my teammates by cheering them on and giving them positive feedback. Although I play hard and aggressive in every game, I refuse to play dirty or unfair. It’s extremely important to me to represent myself with poise and dignity while I’m on the court. Being a good sport and playing with exemplary sportsmanship is extremely important to me. I’m not only representing my team while on the court but I’m representing myself as a person and role-model. When I’m on the court whether in practice or in games, I try to keep my emotions in check and do my best to avoid reacting negatively. When things get heated during a practice or game, I work hard to represent myself in a positive light.
Off the court, I also try to present and hold myself to higher standards. I push myself in every area of my life to achieve the best results possible. I study and focus while I’m in class in order to maintain a 4.0 average in school. Last year, I was able to get through the school year without making 1 single B. I was able to maintain a perfect 4.0 while playing Varsity Basketball. It was an accomplishment that I was proud of and hope to be able to continue for my remaining high school years.
I Regularly volunteer with my Varsity Basketball teammates at a local rest home in Mansfield. I began volunteering at the rest home my freshman year and have continued through my junior year and definitely plan to continue through my senior year. Volunteering there has enabled me to gain so many special connections and relationships with the residents at the rest home. The residents are so excited to see myself and my teammates every time we visit them on the weekends. Seeing the smiles on each of the residents faces when we arrive to visit is absolutely priceless. I genuinely look forward to visiting the residents just as much as they look forward to visiting with my team mates and I. I am grateful and blessed that I have been able to volunteer there and gain so many positive experiences and special relationships with the residents in the process. I can not deny that I have my favorite residents that I have bonded with emotionally. The best part of being a part of this volunteer group is when the residents of the rest home come to our basketball games to cheer our teams on twice a year. It’s the sweetest thing to see these residents in the stands cheering our team on with their MHS t-shirts and pom-poms.