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D6 Athlete of the Week - Addison Harding

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"Addison has been a tremendous leader in our program. Addison works hard, keeps the mood light, and has grown as a leader this season. We are so proud of her!" - Matt Baumgartner, Basketball Coach


Student Name: Addison HardingD6 Athlete of the Week Addison Harding 2024

School: University High School

Grade: Junior

Sport(s): Basketball and Volleyball

Position(s): Center and Outside

Stats: 12.4 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 66% FGP, 2.0 BPG

Tell us about your greatest athletic achievement to date:

"My greatest athletic achievement to-date is breaking the school record in career blocks."


What are your goals for this season? 

"My goal for this season is to make it to the final 4 again."


How do athletics make you a better student?

"Athletics motivate me to keep my grades up." 


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

"Taking deep breaths during a high pressure situation really helps me."


What is the best part about competing?

"The best thing about competing is winning in those high pressure situations."


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

"As of right now, I am undecided as to what I want to do." 


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

"Don't be afraid to try something new. High school goes by fast."


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

"'Never Be Like You' by Flume."


What is your go-to Pre-Competition food?

"A smoothie from Berry-Blenz!!"