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D6 Athlete of the Week - Savanna Amack

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"Savanna is a great student athlete. She is not only highly successful in her sports, she is a great student and a true model at our school. She is very successful at everything she does and strives to be her best. Her work ethic is amazing, and she gives her best to everything she does." - Dan Beck, Basketball Coach

Student Name: Savanna AmackD6 Athlete of the Week Savanna Amack 2023

School: Northridge High School

Grade: Junior

Sport(s): Basketball; Track & Field

Position(s): "It varies."

Stats: 8.4 pts per game, 4.7 rebounds; 37'8" triple jump

Tell us about your greatest athletic achievement to date:

"My biggest achievements have been 2nd place at the State Championship meet for Triple Jump Freshman and Sophomore year and All Conference 2022." 


What are your goals for this season? 

"My biggest goal for this season is to win state champion in Triple Jump after 2 years of being runner-up."


How do athletics make you a better student?

"Athletics make me a better student because they give me a reason to put effort into my academics. Being a student athlete means being a student before being an athlete, and that is my motivation."


What mental tool do you use when you're under pressure?

"The biggest mental tool I use when under pressure is to control what I can control and give my 100%. Things can change at any moment in a game or in a meet, and the most I can do is adjust and continue to give my full effort."


What is the best part about competing? 

"The best part about competing for me is the competition itself. I'm a very competitive person, and I love getting pushed to be better by other great athletes."


What are your career or college plans after you graduate high school?

"After high school, I hope to continue jumping in college, wherever that may be. I'm not 100% on a career path yet, but right now I hope to pursue something in sports medicine or physical therapy."


What advice do you have for younger athletes who want to join your sport?

"For the younger athletes, my biggest tip is to try everything. Track is great sport because there's so many events fit for different athletes. You're not going to find your event right away, so try everything you're interested in early."


What is your favorite song to listen to prior to competing?

"'California Girls' by Katy Perry."


What is your go-to Pre-Competition food?

"Gatorade and gummy candy."