Athlete Showcase: Dowagiac’s Taylor Pye
Taylor Pye is a freshman on the Dowagiac girls basketball team.
What has been one of your greatest
accomplishments as an athlete?
TP: Making the varsity basketball team.
What has been one of your biggest
disappointments as an athlete?
TP: Not making most of my free throws.
What has been a hardship in your life?
TP: Trying to impress my family with my actions.
Who is a “hero” in your life and why?
TP: My dad, because he always pushes me harder to accomplish my goals.
When are you the most nervous while you are competing?
TP: At the tip-off of the game.
Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.
TP: Forgetting the plays while on the court.
How do you tend to workout/train when by yourself?
TP: Working on my jump shots.
What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?
Who would you say is your “biggest fan?” Why?
TP: My dad, because he’s always at my games cheering me on and he always corrects me on what I do wrong.
How would you give away $50,000?
TP: I would give it to the basketball program.
If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?
TP: Notre Dame women’s basketball.
If I did not play sports, I would…?
TP: I would get a job.
What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?
TP: Making my shots while the defender is on me.
If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?
TP: Lane violation.
What is the best compliment you have ever received?
TP: You played your heart out. Good job.
What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?
TP: Starting my first varsity game. And yes.
What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?
TP: Spin move jump shot.
What is your favorite hobby? Why?
TP: 4-H, because I love being involved in extra-curricular activities.
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