D6 Athlete of the Week - Kasen Hicks
"Kasen is a leader on the team and involved in his school. He has been a part of the school's leadership athletic council for two years, and is involved in other clubs at the school as well. Kasen has been a part of our Toys for Tots basketball drive, helping collect basketballs to give to kids in the local area. He also volunteered his time to fill orders at the Toys for Tots building last Christmas. Kasen is a great example of a student athlete that gives back to his school and community." - Jamie Wood, Coach
Student Name: Kasen Hicks
School: Frontier Academy
Sport(s): Basketball and Golf
Stats: 6.9 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.3 bpg
Tell us about your greatest athletic achievement to date:
"Our team put together a 20 point comeback against Lyons and took the lead at the very end of the game to win."
What are your goals for this season?
"A goal for our team is to make the league playoffs and make a run in the tournament."
How do athletics make you a better student?
"Athletics push me to work as hard as I can in everything I do. Balancing work, sports and grades has been a challenge, but my busy and ever-shifting schedule keeps my mindset clear and ready to work hard on whatever I have next."
What mental tool do you use when you're under pressure?
"When under pressure, I slow down whatever situation I may be in and focus on figuring out the best actions I can take to be successful."
What is the best part about competing?
"Embracing my teammates and family after finding success is the best part of competing."
What are your career or college plans after you graduate high school?
"I will further my education in college to study business."
What advice do you have for younger athletes who want to join your sport?
"Basketball is all about mentality. Having tenacity and working hard is key to success and pushing your team to the next level."
What is your favorite song to listen to prior to competing?
"'Walkin' by Denzel Curry."
What is your go-to Pre-Competition food?
"Fast food McDonalds to eat while watching the C-Team and Junior Varsity games."