Throughout their careers, athletes put in a lot of hard work and invest a lot of time so that they can be at their best when competition time rolls around.
Allison Edwards is a multisport athlete for the Ponca City Wildcats and her biggest motivation as an athlete is to be at her best when she competes.
“I want to make all the people supporting me proud,” she said. “I also want to better myself for the future. Representing my school means a lot to me too. I love the support my teams get from our community and I always want the best for our teams.”
Edwards is a sophomore and a member of the volleyball and tennis teams, as well as the Po Hi-Steppers. She also plays club volleyball for Hype, and is a member of the student council, the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, and St. Luke’s youth group.
There have been a couple of people that have made big impacts on Edwards’ life and have helped her become the athlete and the person that she is today.
“My mom is my role model because she tries her hardest in everything she does no matter the circumstances,” she said. “Also, Lynne Collenback because she pushes me to do things I didn’t think I was able to do and to become more confident in my abilities.”
Throughout her career, Allison has had many great experiences. But there are a couple that stand out as her favorite moments.
“My highlight moments of my career are being chosen for the Big 8 conference all-tournament team for volleyball and winning our team’s overall championship at High-Stepping Nationals,” she said. “These are both things that I will never forget.”
While it takes a lot of hard work in order to become a solid athlete, Edwards says there are a couple of things that are just as important as the work.
“Self-discipline and repetition are vital in becoming successful, no matter what you are doing.”
Out of all of the teams that Allison and her teammates compete against, she has one that she enjoys a little more.
“I like beating Enid the most because they have been our rival school for years.”