By Morgan Haug
Batavia High School varsity basketball player Ava Sergio has planned to pursue her basketball career in college. This is insight on Ava’s past and future basketball seasons.
Q: What influenced your decision to commit to Winona State as a basketball player?
A: “The coaching staff was like no other and I got close with the team very easily.”
Q: Did you hit any bumps in the road as you began aiming to play college basketball?
A: “Yes. Staying mentally strong is the hardest part. I knew I wanted to play in college since middle school, so for a long time I had to keep working towards that goal even when things got extremely tough.”
Q: What are you most excited for in your next four years?
A: “I am really excited to play at the next level and be trained harder than I ever have before to become the best player I can be.”
Q: Who and what got you to accomplish playing college basketball?
A: “All my coaches and trainers over time have helped me get to where I am today but Blair Fox, who is my trainer and now a good friend, has helped me tremendously. She is the person who brought me to the next level mentally and physically. She has taught me an incredible amount and I am very grateful for her.”
Q: What have you learned over the years as you have played basketball?
A: “I have learned who I am as a person, player, and a teammate.
Q: Has your high school basketball team influenced you in positive or negative ways? If so, how?
A: “Last year our team really stepped up and became a better team all together and it was not just about winning games. We made the season more enjoyable and that is what made us win. I also learned how to be a leader and show that through my game, but also vocally.”