High school athlete have to do a type of juggling act in order to do all the things necessary to compete. Along with practices, games, and school work, it can be tough at times to get it all done. Annsleigh Morris says that while it can be tough, she does her best to get it all taken care of.
“It can be difficult at time to keep up with school work, athletics, and even a social life,” Morris said. “But I feel like I am able to manage pretty well.”
Annsleigh plays softball and basketball for Grove High School. On the softball field, she plays shortstop, while on the hardwood, she is a post. As a senior, she has devoted a lot of time and effort throughout her career so she can be the best that she can be when she steps on to the field or court.
“It has taken a lot of hard work and dedication to get where I am today,” she stated. “There is definitely some sacrifice required, but I feel like it all pays off in the end.”
When it comes to opponents, Annsleigh has the same feeling no matter who they are competing against.
“I like to crush every opponents dreams,” she said. “We work hard to get the win.”
There have been a number of people that have had an impact on Annsleigh’s life, both as a person and an athlete. But she says that there are a couple that have had a bigger influence on her.
“My mom is definitely my biggest role model,” she said. “She is the strongest person I know and she has persevered through so much. Also, Jayda Coleman from the Oklahoma Sooners softball team is one of my favorite athletes because she is the lead off hitter and always knows how to get her team hyped up.”
Representing her school and community when she plays is something that makes Morris proud to wear the uniform.
“I love getting out there and wearing the Grove uniform,” she said. “I always play to the best of my abilities and go all out.”