Athlete Showecase: Brandywine’s Makenna Hartline

Published 10:44 am Monday, November 30, 2015

Makenna Hartline is a senior on the Brandywine girls basketball team.

What has been one of your greatest

accomplishments as an athlete?

MK: Making all-state last year.

What has been one of your biggest

disappointments as an athlete?

MK: Losing in the quarterfinals last year.

What has been a hardship in your life?

MK: Breaking my ankle the summer before my sophomore year and having to come back.

Who is a “hero” in your life and why?

MK: My dad, because of everything he has done for me.

When are you the most nervous while you are competing?

MK: Right before we run out onto the court.

Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.

MK: I haven’t had one in basketball.

How do you tend to workout/train when by yourself?

MK: I always workout with my team.

What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?

MK: Softball.

Who would you say is your “biggest fan?” Why?

MK: My mom, because she’s never missed a game.

How would you give away $50,000?

MK: To an animal shelter.

If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?

MK: University of Michigan men’s basketball.

If I did not play sports, I would…?

MK: I would go fishing with my dad more.

What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?

MK: The conditioning

workouts through Marla Peak.

If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?

MK: I wouldn’t change any rules.

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

MK: Having a stranger walk up to me and say they enjoyed watching me play.

What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?

MK: I haven’t had to do anything really scary.

What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?

MK: The umpire at my softball tournament taught my team how to whip.

What is your favorite hobby? Why?

MK: Ice fishing with my dad, because he’s fun to be around.

Choose one word to describe yourself:

MK: Determined.