Athlete Showcase: Edwardsburg’s Claire Bartz

Claire Bartz is a senior on the Edwardsburg girls basketball team.

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

CB: Being back-to-back district champions.

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

CB: Not being able to beat Hamilton two years in a row.

Who is a “hero” in your life and why?

CB: My mom, because she is my biggest supporter and goes above and beyond for my family.

When are you the most nervous while you are competing?

CB: Tournament play.

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

CB:: I try to go to my gym three or four times a week and basketball privates.

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

CB: Tennis.

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

CB: A lot of great memories and some best friends.

How would you give away $50,000?

CB: To children in poverty.

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

CB: The Edwardsburg varsity girls.

If I did not play sports, I would…?

CB: Get a job.

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

CB: Beat someone off the dribble.

What is your favorite hobby? Why?

CB: Shopping, because I love clothes and appreciate good fashion.

Choose one word to describe yourself:

CB: Competitive.