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Danville's Bethany Evans
One on one with ...
Danville's Bethany Evans
Whether it's basketball, volleyball, softball or school work, Danville senior Bethany Evans is known as a hard worker. In fact, her work ethic has made her successful in most everything she has tried, and during a busy week of the balancing act of a multi-sport student-athlete, she took time out for 10 questions with The Daily's Brooke Milam:
Question: You're part of a core group of multi-sport Lady Hawks athletes at Danville right now. Ever try anything other than basketball, volleyball and softball?
Answer: I tried gymnastics for like three days when I was young, and I cried every day. I also took swimming lessons and fell in, and after that I didn't go back.
Q: As a setter in volleyball, you're fourth on the state's career assist list, according to the state high school association's Web site. Do you have a knack for assists in basketball, too?
A: I'm working for it. I'm the one that handles the ball the most, and my job is to get the ball to the people who can score. I know that if I can get it to them, we've got people that can make their "bunnies" — that's what they call their under-the-goal shots.
Q: What's the last compliment you received?
A: Probably from Coach (Paul) Wilson Tuesday night. He said that I always hustle, and I play with a lot of heart.
Q: Who was the last person you had your photo made with?
A: Today in class we took some pictures of me, Lauren (Simmons) and Kassie (Cowart) with a picture phone.
Q: What would you name as one of your strengths?
A: I work hard in everything I do — school work, ball ... just everything. I've just always been that way.
Q: What would say is your weakness?
A: Probably keeping my room clean. I can't keep it clean. There are clothes everywhere. I just don't have the time.
Q: Who's the person you are the most like?
A: Probably my older cousin, Charise Bain. She graduated from Danville in 2002 and played volleyball and basketball. She kind of paved the way for me.
Q: Who is someone that you know personally whom you admire?
A: My mom (Lori Evans). She's just always been there for me. She and my grandparents and my dad, they're at every game. They call my grandparents "the team grandparents."
Q: What's something you've learned from a teammate?
A: How to differentiate and integrate? Whatever we're doing in calculus, I've learned from Lauren (Simmons). We have every class together.
Q: What's a favorite team memory?
A: Making it to state in volleyball and finishing like we did (by reaching the semifinals). Last year was probably the best because I wasn't having to think about, "This is my last year," and all that. Also, people didn't expect us to get that far last year.
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