Sydney Gant, daughter of Julie and Aaron Gant, is a junior at Nolensville High School and this week’s Athlete of the Week.
She is a member of the Bowling Team. Her new best score for the season is 123.
Gant said she was encouraged by friends to try out for the team and quickly ended up falling in love with the game.
When asked what inspires her to train and compete she said, “Everyone, no matter how good they are, always have bad days. I had one of those days recently and it crushed me. But I knew my worth as an athlete wasn’t based on a bad day, so I practiced a lot. It improved my score and my attitude!”
One of her biggest role models is the NHS Bowling Coach, Coach Thomas.
“She inspires me to keep pushing myself to keep trying even if we don’t have good games,” she said. “She’s always optimistic and always helps improve my score.”
After graduating from NHS next year, Gant is planning to go to college to pursue a career as a writer. She said if given the chance, she would love to continue bowling in college.