UPDATE 03/02/17: Jenna has been dominating in her first season of collegiate basketball, and was just named the Lone Star Conference's Freshman of the Year!
MIDLOTHIAN, TX — It takes unbelievable hard work and dedication to elevate above the crowd, and thats’ what makes Jenna Price our Class Act of the Week, brought to you by the Law Office of LAWRH.
Jenna is a senior at Midlothian High where she is one of the team leader’s on the school’s basketball team, but this hoops star almost never hit the court at all!
“My volleyball coaches and track coaches in middle school, they forced me to try out for basketball,” said Jenna, “They’re like, ‘You’re so tall, you just have to try out!’ And I’m like, ‘No, I don’t want to.’ And they’re like, ‘No, you have to try out.’ And so they forced me to try out, and I’m very thankful they did!”
Thankful is right! Her talents have landed her a full ride scholarship to play basketball at Texas A&M Commerce starting next year!
Of course, Jenna credits her team for getting her this far!
“I love them. We all get along so well,” said Jenna. “There’s some people that say it’s like a family. It really is like a family. We all have each other’s backs.”
“These kids are very unselfish,” said the coach of the girls basketball team, Amy Tennison. “They have really good team chemistry. They’re great, great character kids and their work ethic is tremendous.”
Well, Jenna’s work ethic goes beyond getting rebounds and knocking down shots. She also takes time to be a part of the school’s Partners in P.E. program, a class that helps special needs children.
So, whether she’s putting in the hours at practice or volunteering to make a kid smile, Jenna has one driving goal, “I always want to be better than I was before."
With that attitude and drive, we’re sure Jenna’s going to keep dominating on the hardwood floor and in life!
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