Student-Athlete Spotlight: She's focused on teamwork

Legend student athlete aims to become nurse practitioner


Ally Lowe is included in so many activities at Legend High School that the list is too lengthy to include.

Lowe, an honors student, is planning to pursue a nursing career and is also a 5-foot-10 senior who is one of the leaders on the Titans' girls basketball team.

“I like to do a lot and just kind of broaden my horizons and figure out what I like and make a lot of connections and have a good time at high school,” Lowe said. “In the future I want to be a nurse practitioner.

“A good basketball team is a team of selfless players who are working for the unit and not just for themselves. That's similar with nursing. It's not that one nurse can do it all, but it's everybody working together to help a patient or help the hospital or the practice. But if one kind of goes out from the others, nothing will work. It is just a unit.”

Key stats

After 13 games, Lowe was averaging 9.6 points and 5.5 rebounds a game.


`She is having a great year and has really progressed. She is very clever and has a nice touch around the basket. She is a funny kid and a straight A student.'

John Angelo,

Legend girls basktball coach

Q&A with Lowe

Who is your favorite athlete and why?

Nikola Jokic. He's kind of underrated. He just kind of does his thing and works really hard and performs really well for the team.

What or who motivates you most to excel in sports?

I really want my team to do well and I would also say my family. We are all really big into sports and seeing my parents get excited when we win really motivates me to work hard.

What would be a perfect performance in your sport?

A perfect performance would be 100 percent free throws and maybe 20 points. Also I would say good rebounds and assists. Maybe an ideal would be a triple double but I don't know if there are enough minutes in a game for that.

What are your plans after high school?

I am planning on going to a nursing school in an honors program and it is pretty much between Missouri and Tennessee right now.

What habits to you have before shooting a free throw?

I always get the ball, take a deep breath, dribble the ball five times, line my hands on the ball with the seams and then shoot.

What is your favorite book?

“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. We just read it in my AP literature class and it was very interesting to me to see a perspective into the 1920s.

Where did your creative play in the paint come from?

Mental toughness and smartness of the game. Thinking about not what is going on right now but the next play, the next move and always just being prepared.


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