Hannah Rhymer is a senior at Pryor High school and currently plays basketball for the Lady Tigers.
Rhymer started her basketball career a little later than some as she didn’t start playing competitively until the sixth grade. However, once Rhymer discovered basketball she never looked back and is thankful for all that the game has provided for her both on and off the court.
“My favorite part about basketball and being on the team is the friendships I have acquired and the opportunities I have been given,” Rhymer said.
As a senior, Rhymer is often looked upon to provide leadership for the Lady Tigers both on the court and in the classroom.
“As a senior, I always try to book my underclassmen’s confidence,” Rhymer said. “A lesson I like to share with them is that ‘Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.’ Since I came into basketball so late in life, I feel like I have to work even harder to earn my spot.”
Rhymer’s hard work has paid off over the years and she has been recognized for her efforts.
In a previous year, Rhymer made the all-tournament team at the Oologah Basketball Tournament, which she said is her proudest athletic achievement to date.
This year, Rhymer has been working hard and is making the most out of her senior year as she and the Lady Tigers are hoping to make a push toward the state tournament.
Outside of basketball, Rhymer is also active in tennis, dance, and is involved in Student Council and the National Honor Society. Rhymer is thankful and inspired by all the support she has received from her friends and loved ones in Pryor.
“My parents inspire me the most,” Rhymer said. “They have provided me with a guideline toward hard work and success.”
Rhymer looks to continue that success after high school and plans to attend Missouri Southern University where she plans on studying Biology and wants to work toward becoming a veterinarian.