Athlete of the Month: Grace Larkins

Liv Cooney, Rampage Staff Reporter

Senior Grace Larkins.

Q: How long have you played Basketball?

A: Since kindergarten.

Q: How is the season going?

A: Really good. It’s still pretty new, but everything is coming together and we’re excited for our first game. 

Q: What does practice look like?

A: It’s a lot of conditioning, and running. We go through defenses, offenses, and the basics. 

Q: What are some difficulties the team goes through?

A: Getting back into it after a bad possession and COVID in general with wearing our masks during practice. 

Q: Do you have a pregame ritual?

A: Brooklyn [Dailey] and I always get Jimmy Johns and dance in the locker room. I also write GYFHO on my hand. 

Q: What is your goal for the season?

A: Win a state championship.

Q: What is your favorite memory from playing basketball?

A: Beating Dowling my sophomore year at Wells Fargo to make it to the state championship.

Q: How does the other sports your play help you during basketball season?

A: It definitely helps keep me in shape and run the court better. 

Q: If you could give advice to the younger girls on your team what would it be?

A: To be more vocal even when you’re younger because I went through that but the team is better when everyone leads and talks. 

Q: What do you do outside of practice to continue your training? 

A: I do a lot of other workouts and skill workouts with the MyerHoops. 

Q: What do you love about basketball? 

A: It’s just really fun and it’s a good way to meet new friends. 

Q: Anything else to add?

A: Go Rams!