Athlete Showcase — Ruby Maggert

Ruby Maggert is a sophomore on the Dowagiac golf team.

What has been one of your greatest accomplishments as an athlete?

RM: Shooting under 60 by my sophomore year.

Ruby Maggert

What has been one of your biggest disappointments as an athlete?

RM: Shooting over 120 for 18 holes.

Who is a “hero” in your life and why?

RM: My dad, because he continues to do what he loves every day, even if it is hard.

When are you the most nervous while you are competing?

RM: Having to play with girls I don’t know.

Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.

RM: Getting in the sand trap and not being able to get out.

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

RM: When I am by myself I tend to work best.

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

RM: I would like to play volleyball.

Why are sports an important part of a high school experience?

RM: If you don’t play sports in high school, then you won’t be able to know the feeling of having a family you can go to at any time.

How would you give away $50,000?

RM: If I had $50,000 to give away, I would give it to a sports team without the appropriate equipment.

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

RM: Cheerleading.

If I did not play sports, I would…?

RM: Be more involved with school clubs.

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

RM: Not being afraid to try new things.

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

RM: That we have to be quiet.

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

RM: That I have a lot of potential to go for in college.

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

RM: Play with the No. 1 girls at a match. Yes, I am.

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

RM: Watching my friend who is new at golf shooting her best this past week.

What is your favorite hobby? Why?

RM: Going out to play golf with family, because it is fun and soothing.

Choose one word to describe yourself:

RM: Athletic.


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