Athlete Profile: Jenny Valdez

  1. If you have any, what are some of your pre-game routine? Pre-game meal?
  2. How long have you been playing this sport and what got you into it?
  3. What was something you got out of this sport?
  4. How has being part of the team change you?
  5. Role model/inspiration
  6. Biggest challenge?
  7. What pushed you past your limit?
  8. Memorable game?
  9. If this sport was gone, what other sport would you choose to play?
  10. Did you ever hit a breaking point during training or game? If so, how did you get out of it?
  11. How do you mentally prepare before the game?
  1. My pre-game routine is while changing into my uniform win my teammates we put music and dance to it together.
    2. I’ve played basketball for 4 years now. Funny story on how I got into basketball I tried out  because I didn’t make volleyball cuts but I guess everything happens for a reason and I found this amazing sport.
    3. I’ve learn to be a better person, have dedication and be determined to accomplish your goals.
  2. Being part of a team has made me get out of my comfort zone. My teammates have really pushed me to become a better person and it’s just like having a second family.
  3. My inspiration comes from seeing pro basketball and my teammates they all have great qualities that inspire me to be a better player.
  4. My biggest challenge in basketball has been not to be so hard on myself when I make mistakes and to just learn from. Especially during a game you need to learn to be focused and not focus on the mistakes.
  5. Honestly this years conditioning completely pushed my teammates and me to our limits. Our coaches really pushed us really far. I was painful but it really helped us become a closer and better players.
  6. The most memorable game was the only game I didn’t play. My freshmen year we were playing LQ and I just had come back from having influenza and my doctor note said I couldn’t until the next day. It was really frustrating not being able to play I kept begging the coach to let me I lowkey wanted to cry because he won’t let me. However that game made me view the game different and helped me become a better player.
  7. If basketball was gone I would have probably tried wrestling.
    10. I’ve had many times in practice where you body is giving up on you and you feel like you can’t push anymore. Coach tells us it’s all in mental strength. In these points you  can’t be selfish just think about you. You have to think about your teammates because they are counting on you. It might just be practice but if it was a game you can’t give up.
  8. I mentally prepare myself my listening to my music and get really hyped so all the anxiety can go away. After I just focus on my job on the court, our plays and just winning. You have to remember why you’re doing this.