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Morrison’s Laken Hicks – Basketball Spotlight – Presented by Ortho Oklahoma

Throughout an athlete’s career, they make a number of memories with their teammates on and off the field of play. Some of these are fun memories, while others can be a personal or team accomplishment. Laken Hicks says that a recent team achievement is something that stands out as her favorite.

“The highlight moment of my career would have to be when we won the 2022 fastpitch softball state championship,” she recalled. “It was a great feeling to know that we had worked hard and reached the goal we had set for ourselves.”

Hicks is in her junior year at Morrison High School. Along with softball, she also plays basketball for the Wildcats. Outside of athletics, she is also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and also involved in her church’s youth group.

Becoming the athlete she is today has taken a lot of work from Laken. She says that along with that work, there are other things that are just as important.

“Keeping a positive attitude and playing as a team are really important to success,” she said. “I have also had to keep confidence in myself and stay encouraged. Staying motivated is also key. My biggest motivations are not liking to lose and pushing myself to become better.”

Although she competes against a number of different teams throughout the usual season, Laken has a couple teams that she enjoys seeing on the schedule.

“We have always had a rivalry with Frontier,” she stated. “Another one would have to be Ripley, because I see them when playing travel ball and it is very competitive.”

There are people that Hicks looks up to as role models and she says that there is one in particular that is very encouraging.

“Sadie Robertson is someone that I look up to because she ensures you are enough and everything happens for a reason.”

When she steps out on the field or court, Hicks knows that she is playing for more than just playing a sport.

“I am proud to be able to represent Morrison when I play,” she said. “I want to be a great role model for the younger kids coming up. I work hard to be respectful and thankful to my coaches, teachers, administration, fans, and the community.”

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