Athlete Showcase: Brandywine’s Makenna Hartline
Makenna Hartline is a senior on the Brandywine girls basketball team.
What has been one of your greatest
accomplishments as an athlete?
MH: Making all-state.
What has been one of your biggest
disappointments as an athlete?
MH: Losing in the quarterfinals last year.
What has been a hardship in your life?
MH: Breaking my ankle.
Who is a “hero” in your life and why?
MH: My dad, because he always encourages me and has taught me a lot.
When are you the most nervous while you are competing?
MH: When I know it could possibly be my last game.
Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.
MH: When I got a leg cramp during the regional game last year.
How do you tend to workout/train when by yourself?
MH: I don’t workout by myself. (Twin sister) Kayla is always with me.
What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?
Who would you say is your “biggest fan?” Why?
MH: My grandpa, because he makes it to every game and gives everyone on the team a hug.
How would you give away $50,000?
MH: I would donate to all the cancer fundraisers we do during the season.
If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?
MH: University of Michigan men’s basketball.
If I did not play sports, I would…?
MH: Have more family time.
What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?
MH: Posting up against girls that are bigger and taller than me.
If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?
MH: I would change the three-second rule because I play post.
What is the best compliment you have ever received?
MH: When Alyssa Bolen told me I am nicer than Kayla.
What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?
MH: Give a speech in public speaking. Yes, now I am more comfortable speaking.
What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?
MH: Gavin Rasler hitting a buzzer-beater to go into overtime.
What is your favorite hobby? Why?
MH: Playing sports, because I like staying active.
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