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Featured Athlete: Jazzy Owens

Freshman Jazzy Owens claimed her spot on the Redhawk team in her eleventh year playing the sport.

Freshman Jazzy Owens claimed her spot on the Redhawk team in her eleventh year playing the sport.

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Freshman Jazzy Owens claimed her spot on the Redhawk team in her eleventh year playing the sport.

provided by Jazzy Owens

provided by Jazzy Owens

Freshman Jazzy Owens claimed her spot on the Redhawk team in her eleventh year playing the sport.

Grade: 9 | Sport: Basketball

Wingspan: How long have you been playing basketball and what got you started?

Owens: “For eleven years, my dad put a ball in my hand the minute I could walk.”

Wingspan: What fuels your passion to play?

Owens: “My mom has the biggest influence on my passion because she’s always pushing me to try new things and do better, and it just makes me want to do better.”

Wingspan: What do you enjoy most about the game?

Owens: “The adrenaline rush you get right before the game starts or in a really tight game when the team and I are playing good. Those just made me fall in love with the sport.”

Wingspan: What is something that you want to improve on?

Owens: “Building an IQ. It’s difficult because even the best of the best athletes don’t know how to have good reads. That’s something I wanna continue to grow and do better on.”

Wingspan: How do you prepare before a game?

Owens: “I go over the gameplan with my teammates one more then listen to music and mentally prepare.”

Wingspan: What is something that you want to improve on?

Owens: “My finishing.”

Wingspan: What hypes you up before a game?

Owens: “Gameday speeches and dancing get me hype. The runout music when the beat drops I know I’m ready and get really happy.”