By Lauren Broker
Starting from a young age she began gaining interest in sports. “I was a total tomboy growing up! I would play basketball in elementary school almost every day during recess and lunch with my friends,” answered Truong. Being an athlete has had a major influence on her, especially with how long she’s played each sport. “I’ve been playing basketball almost all of my life and running Cross Country for all of high school,” responded Truong. In addition to Cross Country and Basketball she began her Track and Field Career her junior year running the 100 and 200 meter dash. While Girls Powderpuff is not considered a technical school athletic program, she has been playing since freshman year.
With late practices, games, and meets, the demands of both her academic and athletic career sometimes interfere with each other. When asked about the toll taken on her with each sport she replied,” This is a hard question for me to answer. I have to admit, yes, it does get difficult for me to find enough time for homework, studies, and sleep, but I can’t really complain because I’m the one who wanted to do these sports.” Balancing between her two lives isn’t easy but she knows the demands of each. “I know it’s my responsibility to handle school and sports. I wouldn’t say I deal with it. I just do it,” answered Truong.
To some, playing multiple sports can seem like a hassle but she finds that the time and effort are in the end all worth it. “I absolutely think that playing three sports is worth it. The experiences and memories that I make with my teammates are something I cherish and I would never change any second of the time I put into each sport.”
As a Senior there are many lasts for her and she plans to make the most of each season. “I hope to make new fun memories of victory with my teammates. In Cross Country I’d like to beat my personal record, go to CCS (CIF Central Coast Section) for Basketball, WVAL (West Valley Athletic League) for Track, and lastly for Powderpuff to bring home that dub!”