Off the Field | Brittany Risher | Sports | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | March 25, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: March 23, 2016 at 2:37 pm
By CINDY CROSBY
Brittney Renee Risher is a senior at Colleton County High School, where she plays volleyball and softball for the Lady Cougars. She is the daughter of Ray and Amy Risher of Walterboro. Her grandparents are Milton and Esther Jenkins along with the late Clarence and late Wanda Risher. Brittney is a member of the National Honor Society and was named to the USC Salkehatchie President’s List for fall of 2015.
GPA and class rank: My GPA is 4.81 and I am ranked No. 4 out of 303 in my class.
Academic Awards: Good Citizenship (2013-14), Perfect End of Course Scholar (2013-14) in the following: IBA1, Geometry, Art in Technology, Biology and Health Careers Academy Scholar.
Athletic Awards: Softball – Varsity letter (2013-14, 2014-15), Marsha Coe PHD (2014). Volleyball – Varsity letter (2014-15, 2015-16), Best Defensive Specialist (2013), All-tournament player (2012)
College considerations: My top three choices are University of South Carolina Beaufort, Anderson College and USC Upstate.
Collegiate sports: I have chosen not to play either sport in college because participation requires a lot of absences. I want to focus on my schoolwork and be in class as much as possible.
Career goals: My goal is to obtain a bachelor of science in nursing, work for a year, then return to become a nurse anesthetist (CRNA). The year of work is required before applying to any CRNA program.
Social Media: Friend or foe? I’m not a huge fan of social media, mainly because I find it highly distracting and I normally don’t have time.
On volleyball: I love the adrenaline that comes with volleyball. I also love how physically demanding the sport is. It pushes me to my limits, and makes me better each day. Volleyball requires a lot of team cooperation, which results in unique bonds with others that can’t be found elsewhere.
Role model: I consider my Dad a role model because he always puts his family first and works hard for what he wants.
Favorite quote: “The athlete is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.” I love this quote because it’s saying that you can have raw talent, but you have to put time and effort into making yourself the best.
Contact list: If I could have one contact in my phone, it would be the head coach of the United States Women’s National Volleyball Team; I’d get information about effective drills, opportunities to observe training, and maybe free merchandise and tickets.
Standout educator: Mrs. Laura Clark was my social entrepreneurship and Spanish teacher during freshman and sophomore year and really impacted my high school career. She genuinely cares for each and every student, and she practices efficient teaching methods.
Surprising Brittney fact: Most people don’t know that I highly value all the “little” things in life. Like receiving a picked flower, or someone who always says “hey” when they see me in the hallway.
Meet & greet: I’d go WAY back in time and meet Jesus. It’d be an amazing experience, and who wouldn’t want to talk to Him?